9 Years and Onward Follow-up

2013, May 16th - WE-ACTx Fundraiser, Save the Date


photo by Emily Grimes

In Chicago, there’s a special kinship for the WE-ACTx community in Rwanda. More than 200 people participated in a fundraiser at The Latin School of Chicago on Thursday, May 16, to celebrate and support nine years of breathtaking progress in Rwanda.

The spring benefit, which raised nearly $40,000, brought this enthusiastic group up to date with WE-ACTx, as it raised more funds than ever before.

Aime Ndorimana photo by Emily Grimes

Mardge Cohen, WE-ACTx’s Co-Founder and Medical Director introduced Aimé Ndorimana, WE-ACTx peer youth educator from Kigali. He told those gathered about how WE-ACTx youth are fighting HIV stigma and discrimination, and produced a powerful short film, which he screened.

photo by Deborah Heer

Chicago supporters enjoyed fellowship, delicious food by Quest, shopped for treasures from a varied array of the INEZA cooperative’s hand-crafted items, and bid on silent and live auction items provided by more than 100 generous donors.

For the first time this year, WE-ACTx’s silent auction launched online two weeks prior to the event , dramatically widening the bidding audience.

Nico Olszewski from West Chicago, IL at the fundraiser where he made his contribution.  When his school found out, they gave him an outstanding service award!.

Even if you missed the event or the auction, you can still play a role by helping WE-ACTx with a donation.

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