Thank You for Supporting Splash of Red 2017

Thank you for your support of the 5th Annual Splash of Red, hosted by HIV Community Link. Together, we raised $54,222 to fund our programming in Calgary and Southeastern Alberta.

The 5th annual Splash of Red at the Fairmont Palliser was co-hosted by Global News Calgary’s Morning News anchor Scott Fee and Shauna Starr. The fantastic entertainment, brought to you by BassBus, included stunning performances from AM StaticVanilla Disco, and Masks International Show. We also want to thank Makayla Quinn, Krystal Starr, and Sister Visa Dekline for their fabulous performances. We raised $16,010 from our silent and live auction, featuring work from local artists such as Krista Fabbro and Albert Decruyenaere, a live art piece by Rich Theroux, and some fantastic experiences. The event was supported by incredible wine donors. We hope that you enjoyed Splash of Red as much as we did and we want to thank you for joining us!

There are approximately 80,000 people living with HIV in Canada and 6,900 known diagnoses in Alberta alone. Splash of Red is an important awareness event, generating a conversation that helps to address the stigma that creates barriers to accessing HIV testing, treatment and support.  HIV Community Link is dedicated to promoting wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C through education, prevention and support. Your voice, along with those from our provincial and municipal governments, helped us to achieve our vision: Empowering choices. Engaging Communities. Ending Transmission.

We were pleased to have welcomed remarks from the Honourable Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta and Minister of Status of Women and the Honourable Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health. We are also grateful for the support of the Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, and the Honourable Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, our MLA’s - Brian Malkinson, MLA for Calgary-Currie, Michael Connolly, MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood, and Ric McIver, MLA for Calgary-Hays. We would also like to thank His Worship Mayor Naheed Nenshi for his words and attendance at Splash of Red.

A special thank-you to our volunteer Splash of Red committee, who worked hard to provide an amazing experience, and to the artists, donors, patrons, volunteers and staff who helped make this event possible.

Please email Jason at jlyver@hivcl.org or call him at phone (403) 508-2563 for more information about our fundraising events.

For photos from the event, please check out our Facebook account.

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