12th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
We had a blast supporting AIDS Response Effort, Inc. (ARE) for a second year in a row at their Mystical Knights themed 12th Annual Mardi Gras celebration!
ARE’s journey began over 25 years ago when a handful of concerned members of their community came together with the compassionate foresight to begin addressing the needs of the AIDS crisis in the Winchester community in the late 1980′s. Their initial effort was in establishing a support group and “buddy” system for those living with HIV/AIDS. A strong belief in quality HIV/AIDS client services and education has made ARE the sole provider of HIV/AIDS services in the Lord Fairfax Health District 7 (LFHD7) service area (Winchester City, Frederick, Warren, Clarke, Shenandoah and parts of Page counties).