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The 27th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is coming October 6th!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The 27th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is a family-friendly event that has raised more than $3 million to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. On October 6, hundreds of supporters will gather in Public Square Park to bring awareness and celebrate all of the great work of Nashville CARES. You can be ...

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DINING OUT FOR LIFE

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Over 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 80 restaurants throughout Nashville and surrounding counties to raise more than $140,000 to support the work of Nashville CARES. Restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES. Dining Out For Life is ...

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Avant Garde: NEVERLAND

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

On February 17, 2018, Nashville CARES will host Avant Garde: Neverland! Get ready to think lovely happy thoughts! This year we are taking you to the second star to the right and straight on until morning to a magical place, Neverland. Join us as we dance the night away in Mermaid's Lagoon, pig out in the ...

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26th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk & 5K Run on Sept 23rd!

Monday, September 18, 2017

26th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk & 5K Run Nashville CARES is working hard to actively end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee and we need your help. Join us in fundraising and enjoying a scenic walk or run through the downtown Nashville.  All donations and proceeds from the race go directly to Nashville CARES. Together we will end the ...

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POZ 100 Names Two Nashville CARES Staff as Honorees

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

POZ 100 Names Two Nashville CARES Staff as Honorees Why the South? Kathie M. Hiers, CEO of AIDS Alabama and a POZ 100 honoree, summed it up best in the documentary deepsouth: “[In the United States, the South has] the most people living with HIV/AIDS, the most poverty, the most sexually transmitted infections, the most people ...

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Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association Raises $3,784 for Nashville CARES

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association Raises $3,784 for Nashville CARES The Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association (CTPFA) presented Nashville CARES with a contribution of $3,784. The funds will help Nashville CARES provide direct assistance for client’s emergency needs. The funds were raised during a silent auction at CTPFA’s annual convention, which was held in conjunction ...

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Nashville CARES Appoints New Director of Marketing & Communications

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Barnett as the agency’s new Director of Marketing & Communications. For more than 25 years, Barnett has held leadership roles in the nonprofit sector in both Los Angeles and Nashville, and brings significant experience in fundraising, marketing and communications, volunteer management, and ...

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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off at Puckett’s 5th & Church

Monday, April 18, 2016

Media Contact: Doug Alexander Chief Development Officer Work (615) 921-0252 Cell (615) 208-6452 dalexander@NashvilleCARES.org         April 18, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY   Dining Out For Life Kicks Off at Puckett’s 5th & Church   Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 14th annual Nashville Dining Out For ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 2016 Dining Out For Life

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., March 15, 2016 – The 14th annual Dining Out For Life returns to Nashville on Tuesday, April 19. Area restaurants will join in for a one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising. Since it started in 2003, the event has raised more than $1.1 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. The 2016 ...

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Nashville CARES Hosts Avant Garde: Speakeasy

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nashville CARES is hosting Avant Garde: Speakeasy on Saturday, February 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Presenting partner NPS Pharmacy and event chairs Mat Brooksher, Amber English, Matt Donahoe, Jeffery Humble, Mike Moore and Harrison Perry, invite you to their Speakeasy for a night of Bootleggers, Bookies and Burlesque. In true Speakeasy spirit, the ...

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Nashville CARES Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nashville CARES is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Alexander as the agency’s new Chief Development Officer. For the past ten years, Alexander held a variety of senior positions with Asurion Insurance in San Francisco and Nashville, most recently as Director of Product Management. A lifelong champion of non-profits and graduate of the Young ...

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Shop at Walgreens and Support Nashville CARES

Monday, November 02, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Through November 15, customers at more than 30 local Walgreens locations will be able to donate to Nashville CARES by purchasing a scannable icon at checkout. Proceeds will benefit Nashville CARES’ mission of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.   Customers will be able to purchase a scannable icon in the amount ...

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Nashville CARES, Street Works and Neighborhood Health Win Salute to Excellence Award

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thrive, a collaboration between Nashville CARES, Street Works and Neighborhood Health, won the Collaboration College Award at last week’s Salute to Excellence Awards. Thrive integrates HIV and STI prevention, testing, medical care and support services for the LGBTQI community in a one-stop-shop called My House. With this strong collaboration, THRIVE will reduce the new cases ...

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Jennifer Johnson and Dolewite Join Ty Herndon as Nashville AIDS Walk Honorary Chairs

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Nashville CARES is proud to announce WSMV Channel 4 news anchor, Jennifer Johnson, and WUBT, 101.1 The Beat’s on-air personality, Dolewite, as Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run honorary chairs. They join country artist, Ty Herndon, for the 24th annual event.   Johnson is an Emmy and Associated Press Award winning journalist who anchors the ...

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Nashville CARES, Street Works and Neighborhood Health Receive a Multi-Million Dollar Grant from the CDC

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Nashville CARES, Street Works and Neighborhood Health a multi-million dollar grant to be rolled out over the next five years. This funding will be used to develop a first-of-its-kind LGBTQI community health services center, comprehensive in nature, called “My House.”   My ...

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Nashville CARES, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team Up For National HIV Testing Day

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In lead up to National HIV Testing day on June 27, Nashville CARES is teaming with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, to encourage community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing at select Walgreens locations in Nashville during ...

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Ty Herndon Announced as Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run Honorary Chair

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The 24th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is proud to announce multi-platinum artist Ty Herndon as this year’s honorary chair. The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is Tennessee’s oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the city’s highest profile events. This year’s goal is to raise $240,000 to help end the ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Award Recipients

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Nashville CARES Board of Directors announced the 2015 recipients of the J. Thomas Powell and Corporate Partner Awards at a Donor Appreciation Reception at the home of Steve Sirls and Allen DeCuyper on Tuesday, May 19.   The J. Thomas Powell Award recognizes volunteers who have demonstrated extraordinary support for the cause of HIV ...

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Dining Out For Life Raises More Than $130,000 for Nashville CARES

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than $130,000 was raised to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee thanks to Dining Out For Life, which took place on Tuesday, April 21. An estimated 10,000 people dined out at 73 participating restaurants. Participating restaurants donated a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES.   ...

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The Baptist Healing Trust Awards Grant to Nashville CARES

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville CARES received a grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1.07 Million in its most recent grant cycle.   “We are proud to help support 27 local non-profits working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community’s most vulnerable residents,” said President & CEO ...

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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Visits Nashville CARES

Friday, March 13, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., members of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Middle Tennessee health organizations met at Nashville CARES to discuss effective and innovative programs that address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.   Ambassador Birx is the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 2015 Dining Out For Life Co-Chairs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 13th Annual Dining Out For Life returns to Nashville on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Area restaurants will join in for a one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising.   The event’s returning Co-Chair, Shamille Wharton, is excited to welcome Stacey Wilson and Bradford Hollingsworth, as Co-Chairs. The Co-Chairs, in addition to Honorary ...

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Nashville CARES Hosts Avant Garde Mad Hatters Ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is hosting Avant Garde Mad Hatters Ball on Saturday, February 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Presenting sponsor NPS Pharmacy and Event Chairs Wes Davis, Connie Ford, Bradley Pinson and Abby White, invite you to their Mad Hatters Ball for an ...

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Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Awards Grant to Nashville CARES

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Awards Grant to Nashville CARES NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) awarded Nashville CARES a $10,000 grant to be used for food and nutrition services for HIV+ clients. Nashville CARES has the only local food pantry designed to meet the needs of people living with HIV, and provided ...

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Nashville CARES Receives Gift from Food Lion

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville CARES has received a $3,000 grant from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation to help HIV+ clients. Nashville CARES will use the gift for food and nutrition services.   “Food and nutrition services improve the quality of life for people living with HIV, and we are grateful that the Food Lion Charitable ...

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Grant Awarded to Nashville CARES by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Monday, November 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announces more than $1.65 million in grants to 265 nonprofit organizations as part of The Foundation’s annual discretionary grantmaking process.   Nashville CARES has received a $5,000 grant ...

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Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association Raises $3,675 for Nashville CARES

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nashville, TN – On November 10, the Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association (CTPFA) presented Nashville CARES with a contribution of $3,675 that will be used for direct assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee.   The CTPFA raised the funds at a silent auction during their annual convention, held in August at Embassy ...

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Shop at Walgreens and Support Nashville CARES

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shop at Walgreens and Support Nashville CARES Proceeds Benefit the 2014 Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, October 4 at Public Square Park NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Friday, September 19 through Saturday, October 4, 2014, Nashville CARES will benefit from customer contributions at 32 Walgreens locations in Nashville. All proceeds will benefit the 23rd Annual ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 23rd Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run Sponsors

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is proud to announce the 2014 Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is presented by NPS Pharmacy. The Nashville AIDS Walk is one of the city’s highest profile events with 2,500 people expected to participate in hopes of raising $240,000.   “NPS Pharmacy has been a major sponsor of the ...

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Nashville CARES, SESAC and ASCAP Announce Red Ribbon Rounds Performing Artists

Monday, September 08, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is partnering with ASCAP and SESAC for a songwriters night benefitting the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run. The two show event will take place Tuesday, September 16 at The Listening Room Cafe. ASCAP presents Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite and Jonathan Singleton at 6:00 p.m.  SESAC presents Brian ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Red Ribbon Rounds

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is partnering with ASCAP and SESAC for a songwriters night benefitting the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run. The two show event will take place Tuesday, September 16 at The Listening Room Cafe. ASCAP songwriters will perform the first show at 6 p.m. and SESAC songwriters will perform at 8:30 ...

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Chris Carmack, Lisa Spencer and Paul Heggen to be Honorary Chairs for 2014 Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 23rd Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is proud to announce Chris Carmack, Lisa Spencer and Paul Heggen as Honorary Chairs for this year’s event.  The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is Tennessee’s oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser. It is one of the city’s highest profile events with 2,500 ...

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Nashville CARES Partners with CCA for the Largest One Day HIV Testing Event Ever Scheduled in a Correction Facility

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES Linkage-2-Care Program will provide free HIV testing to CCA Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility’s male residents. Nearly 900 residents will receive access to free HIV testing and life-saving health information.  The screening is the largest one day testing event ever scheduled at a corrections facility and is part of the National ...

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Nashville CARES, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team Up to Offer Free HIV Testing in Support of National HIV Testing Day

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014– Nashville CARES is teaming up with Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the U.S. domestic epidemic, to offer free HIV testing at select Walgreens stores in Middle Tennessee. The testing events are taking place June 26-28 in support of National HIV Testing Day. ...

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Nashville CARES Endorses CDC HIV PrEP Guidelines

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES joined a group of 67 other leading HIV/AIDS and health organizations today to reiterate their strong support for oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an important HIV prevention strategy for men and women at risk of HIV infection. The diverse group of advocates, researchers and service providers hailed new HIV PrEP guidelines from ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Over One Million Dollars Raised to Fight HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Over $150,000 was raised for HIV/AIDS as a result of the 2014 Dining Out For Life event that recently took place on Tuesday, April 22.  An estimated 10,000 people dined out at 80 participating restaurants to fight HIV/AIDS in Nashville.  Participating restaurants donated a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES. ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 2014 Dining Out For Life Sponsors and Participating Restaurants

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 an estimated 6,000 people will dine out to fight HIV/AIDS in Nashville. Nashville Pharmacy Services and Embassy Dental are Co-Presenting Sponsors of the event locally, where restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES. ...

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Nashville CARES Named 2013 Middle Tennessee Nonprofit Honoree at 6th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards

Friday, March 14, 2014

(Nashville, TN)  First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, to honor volunteers from 39 counties at the Sixth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony in Franklin on March 10, 2014. The awards celebrated the efforts of 71 volunteers statewide who strive to improve their communities through service.   “I am thrilled to ...

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“Wicked After Dark” Featuring Company Members from the National Tour of WICKED

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Nashville CARES and Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host “WICKED AFTER DARK,” an evening of song and dance, at Play Dance Bar on Monday, April 7th.  The performance will begin at 7:00pm. Play Dance Bar is located at 1519 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203 www.playdancebar.com.   Produced by WICKED company members, ...

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Nashville CARES Promotes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, February 28, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that sheds light on the disease's impact on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, thousands of people, advocacy organizations, and local and state public health officials host events and share facts about HIV/AIDS. ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 2014 Dining Out For Life Co-Chairs

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN – The 12th Annual Dining Out For Life returns to Nashville on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Area restaurants will join in for a one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising!   The event’s returning Co-Chairs, Chris Chamberlin and Jay Matheney, are excited to welcome Shamille Wharton, a local food blogger and Account Advisor with ...

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Nashville CARES Hosts Avant Garde Masquerade

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nashville, TN – On Saturday, February 8th from 7pm to 11pm, Nashville CARES will host Avant Garde Masquerade.  Presenting sponsor Nashville Pharmacy Services and Event Chairs Wes Davis, Connie Ford, Bradley Pinson and Susan Torregrossa, invite you to their masquerade for an evening of song, dance, revelery, food, art and dramatic vignettes. Costumes are optional, ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Award Recipients

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 3, 2014  NASHVILLE CARES ANNOUNCES AWARD RECIPIENTS Ceremony to Take Place at Avant Garde Masquerade Ball Saturday February 8, 2014 Nashville, TN – At its November meeting, the Nashville CARES Board of Directors selected the 2013 recipients for the J Thomas Powell and Corporate Partner Awards. The award ceremony will take place at CARES’ ...

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Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association Raises $4,500 for Nashville CARES

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

On November 11, the Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association (CTPFA)  presented Nashville CARES with a contribution of $4,500 that will be used for direct assistance for people living with HIV or AIDS in Middle Tennessee.   The CTPFA raised the funds at a silent auction during their annual convention, held in August at Embassy Suites ...

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ViiV Healthcare Awards Nashville CARES $78,574

Monday, September 30, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES has been awarded a ViiV Healthcare Positive Action grant in the amount of $78,574 over the course of two years to enhance and expand Nashville CARES’ support services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Nashville.   Specifically, the grant will support the integration of CARES’  IAMSTRONG peer-based HIV health ...

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Shop at Walgreens in September and Support Nashville CARES

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Beginning September 15, 2013 and running until Saturday, October 5, 2013, Nashville CARES will benefit from customer contributions at 32 Walgreens locations in Nashville. All proceeds will benefit the 22nd Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, October 5 at Riverfront Park.   All month long, Walgreens cashiers will ask ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 22nd Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run Sponsors

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES announced today that Nashville Pharmacy Services will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2013 Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run.  Entering into its 22nd year, the Nashville AIDS Walk is one of the city’s highest profile events and with an expected 2,500+ participants hopes to raise over $230,000.   “NPS ...

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Multi-Platinum Recording Artist & 80’s Icon TIFFANY to Perform at 2013 Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 22nd Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run will feature Multi-Platinum Recording Artist and 80’s Icon TIFFANY.  During her career Tiffany has sold 16 Million Records which include hit singles such as "I Think We're Alone Now," "Could've Been," "I Saw Him Standing There," "All This Time" and “Feel The Music”. ...

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Tipper Gore and Lelan Statom to be Honorary Chairs for 2013 Nashville AIDS Walk & 5K Run

Friday, July 19, 2013

  (Honorary Chairs: Tipper Gore and Lelan Statom) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 22nd annual Nashville AIDS Walk is proud to announce Tipper Gore and Lelan Statom as the Honorary Chairs for 2013 Nashville AIDS Walk. The event is Tennessee’s oldest continuously running AIDS fundraiser. Entering into its 22nd year, the Nashville AIDS Walk is one ...

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Nashville CARES Recognizes National HIV Testing Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, Nashville CARES promotes a series of ongoing HIV testing events and educational opportunities for the community.   About 5,300 Middle Tennesseans are known to be living with HIV/AIDS.  Since many infected individuals have not been diagnosed, experts believe the actual number could be as ...

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Nashville CARES, WALGREENS AND GREATER THAN AIDS TEAM UP TO PROVIDE FREE HIV TESTING IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Nashville CARES is teaming up with Walgreens, the nation’s largest pharmacy chain, and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic epidemic, to provide FREE HIV testing at select Walgreens stores in Nashville, TN. The testing events are taking place June 27-29 in support of National HIV Testing ...

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Nashville CARES Grand Opening and Open House at Trinity Episcopal Church Observes National HIV Testing Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nashville CARES and Trinity Episcopal Church will observe National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2013 with a Grand Opening and Open House at their Clarksville location.  About 5,300 Middle Tennesseans are known to be living with HIV/AIDS.  Since many infected individuals have not been diagnosed, experts believe the actual number could be as high ...

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Dining Out For Life Raises a Record-Breaking, over $150,000 to Fight HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Over $150,000 was raised for HIV/AIDS as a result of the 2013 Dining Out For Life event that took place on Tuesday, April 23.  An estimated 10,000 people dined out at 73 participating restaurants to fight AIDS in Nashville.  Participating restaurants donated a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES.   ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Artists and Cast Members from Disney’s THE LION KING to Perform THE LION SINGS TONIGHT: BROADWAY MEETS MUSIC CITY

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nashville CARES and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will host “The Lion Sings Tonight: Broadway Meets Music City” to celebrate the music of Broadway and Country.  Cast members from Disney’s THE LION KING will join the stage with many well-known artists for a one-night only performance on Monday, Monday May 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm at ...

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Baptist Healing Trust Awards Nashville CARES $43,550 Grant

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nashville CARES recently received a $43,550 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust to assist the agency in meeting strategic goals and programmatic outcomes.   Last year Nashville CARES provided targeted HIV prevention education to almost 45,000 African American men and women, gay/bisexual and other men who have sex with men, gay/bisexual/MSM of color, women, and ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 2013 Dining Out For Life Sponsors and Participating Restaurants

Monday, March 25, 2013

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 an estimated 6,000 people will dine out to fight AIDS in Nashville.  Nashville Pharmacy Services and Embassy Dental are Co-Presenting Sponsors of the event, where restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to Nashville CARES.   “Dining Out For ...

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Nashville CARES Partners with Vanderbilt University for Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Monday, March 25, 2013

Nashville CARES has partnered with Vanderbilt University for the 2012/2013 Chancellor’s Lecture Series featuring South Africa’s Constitutional Transition and AIDS: A Personal Account.   Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa and General Secretary to the Rhodes Trust for South Africa, will deliver a lecture on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – ...

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Dining Out For Life Welcomes MStreet’s “Virago” Restaurant

Monday, March 25, 2013

Nashville CARES welcomes MStreet’s “Virago” restaurant to the 2013 Dining Out For Life lineup.  Virago will donate 30% of dinner proceeds to Nashville CARES during Dining Out For Life on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.   "We're happy to have MStreet represented this year through the inclusion of Virago. With over 70 restaurants in Middle Tennessee ...

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Nashville CARES Takes Action and Acknowledges National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is joining the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in observing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th.   National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is designed to raise awareness about the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS on women ...

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Volunteers Make a Difference at Nashville CARES

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Volunteer, Audrey Jenkins, worked 25 years as a staff member for representatives in the Tennessee State Legislature.  After retiring, she was anxious to dive head-first into helping her community.  After hearing about the impact Nashville CARES has on the community, she was interested in joining our team!   Audrey was shocked when she discovered the ...

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Under The Big Top Takes Runner-Up for Best Revamped Party in NFocus Magazine’s Best Parties of 2012

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The votes are in and Nashville CARES’ Under The Big Top: Avant-Garde Redux takes the runner-up spot for “Best Revamped Party of 2012.”   Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  Nashville CARES transformed Marathon Music Works into a three-ring circus for Under The Big Top, one of the most exciting party ...

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Mayor Announces “Excellence in Volunteer Engagement” Recipients

Friday, February 08, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean announced the 42 nonprofit organizations that received the first round of the Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE) certification, an initiative to recognize high-quality volunteer management by nonprofits and to help increase the number of volunteers in Davidson County. It is the first such certification effort in the nation. Excellence ...

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Nashville CARES Announces 2013 Dining Out For Life Co-Chairs

Monday, February 04, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 11th Annual Dining Out For Life returns to Nashville on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Area restaurants will join in for a one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising!   The event’s returning co-chairs, Bob Deal and Jay Matheney, are excited to welcome author and Nashville Scene food blogger, Chris Chamberlain as a ...

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Nashville CARES Recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, February 04, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) will be held on February 7, 2013 to call attention to the staggering toll HIV/AIDS has had on Black communities across the country.   “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national HIV/AIDS testing and treatment community mobilization effort designed to encourage African Americans across the ...

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$5,000 Grant Awarded to Nashville CARES by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announces $1.3 million in grants to 273 nonprofit organizations as part of The Foundation’s annual discretionary grant making process.   Nashville CARES has received a $5,000 grant to support peer-based HIV ...

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MAC Donates Cosmetic Services to CARES Clients

Monday, December 03, 2012

Nashville, TN – On November 28, MAC visited Nashville CARES and offered makeovers to our clients as part of their service to commemorate World AIDS Day.  Clients who received makeovers gained a feeling of improved appearance which meant a lot in terms of building self esteem. MAC is no stranger to Nashville CARES.  Throughout the ...

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Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association Raises $4,061 for Nashville CARES

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nashville, TN – On November 12, the Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association (CTPFA)  presented Nashville CARES with a contribution of $4,061 that will be used for direct assistance for people living with HIV or AIDS in Middle Tennessee.   The CTPFA raised the funds at a silent auction during their annual convention, held in August ...

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Nashville CARES to Host Sanford Bloch Memorial Reception

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Join Nashville CARES on Wednesday, November 14th from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm for the Sanford Bloch Memorial Reception.  The reception will take place at Nashville CARES' office at 633 Thompson Lane.   On October 20, 2012, Sanford Bloch passed away due to a series of AIDS-related illnesses.  Sandy was the life partner of Joseph ...

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Nashville CARES Implements Choice Food Pantry

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Nashville, TN – Beginning November 2012, Nashville CARES will offer its first ever Choice Food Pantry.  This new program provides clients with a menu and a food pantry points system.  Each month clients are provided with a traditional food bag that includes beans, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, breakfast cereal, milk and juice.  The  ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Sanford Bloch Memorial Fund for Direct Services

Monday, October 29, 2012

Nashville, TN – On October 20, 2012, Sanford Bloch passed away due to a series of AIDS-related illnesses.  Sandy was the life partner of Joseph Interrante, CEO of Nashville CARES, who has dedicated his life to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.  Diagnosed with AIDS in 1992, he moved with Joe to Nashville when the latter ...

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Nashville CARES Hosts Under The Big Top: Avant-Garde Redux at Marathon Music Works

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nashville, TN – On Saturday, November 10, 2012 Nashville CARES will host Under The Big Top: Avant-Garde Redux.  Marathon Music Works will be transformed into an 1800s circus with fire breathers, stilt walkers, acrobats and “live” circus animals in over-the-top makeup and wardrobe twists in Avant-Garde style!   Guests will enjoy delicious creations by “The ...

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Holiday Open House Events at Rebel Hill Florist Benefit CARES

Monday, October 08, 2012

Rebel Hill Florist has found two more great reasons to celebrate the season at its annual two-day Holiday Open House reception: the Thursday, November 1st event will benefit Nashville CARES; the Friday, November 2nd event will benefit Ronald McDonald House.  Both Holiday Open House receptions will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and ...

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Nashville CARES Promotes Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, March 09, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 9, 2012) – In Middle Tennessee, women represent 26 percent of new HIV infections reported each year. On March 10, 2012, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, communities across the nation take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness on the impact it has on women and girls.   According ...

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Nashville CARES promotes Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Nashville CARES promotes Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 7, 2012) – According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) African Americans among all other racial/ethnic groups bear the greatest burden of HIV in the United States. The CDC estimates that one in 16 black men and one in 34 black women ...

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Fridrich & Clark Realty Agents Foundation Supports Nashville CARES

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Fridrich & Clark Realty Agents' Foundation recently donated more than $4500 each to CASA and Nashville CARES. Agents donate a portion of sales transactions throughout the year to benefit local charities. The 2011 contributions will help children in need via CASA's special advocates program, as well as families in need via Nashville CARES's emergency ...

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Report: HIV Epidemic in the South Reaches Crisis Proportion

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Durham, N.C. –The Southeastern United States is experiencing the highest rate of new HIV/AIDS infections, says the executive summary of a research report released Tuesday by The Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI). The report takes a close look at nine southern states that have been particularly hard hit by the epidemic in recent years:  Alabama, ...

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National Touring Company of Wicked to Host a Cabaret Performance

Monday, October 17, 2011

National Touring Company of Wicked to Host a Cabaret Performance “A Wicked Halloween” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 17, 2011) – On Sunday, October 23rd, the National Touring Company of WICKED will host “A Wicked Halloween,” an evening of cabaret performances. Held at Play Dance Bar at 10pm, the event will feature cast and crew member of ...

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Nashville CARES Testing Program Wins Frist Award

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nashville CARES Testing Program Wins Frist Award NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 30, 2011) – Nashville CARES’ Expanded HIV Screening Program was awarded the 2011 Frist Foundation Award of Achievement for Team Building at the annual Salute to Excellence Dinner on September 20, 2011. The program places certified staff and medical/allied health student volunteers at hospital emergency ...

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Nashville CARES Promotes Gay Mens HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nashville CARES Promotes Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 27, 2011) – In Middle Tennessee, gay men/men who have sex with men represent 52% percent of new HIV infections reported each year. That's why Nashville CARES is urging awareness in Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. On National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness ...

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Nashville CARES Volunteer Wins Youth Volunteer Of The Year

Friday, April 22, 2011

Nashville CARES Volunteer Wins Youth Volunteer Of The Year NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 22, 2011) – Announced at the Mary Catherine Strobel Awards luncheon on Thursday, April 21, 2011,  Nashville CARES nominee Itzel Gonzalez was honored as the Youth Volunteer of the Year. Itzel Gonzalez works to save the lives of young people one conversation at ...

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Nashville CARES Announces Relocation

Monday, April 18, 2011

Nashville CARES Announces Relocation 633 Thompson Lane NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2011) – Nashville CARES, Tennessee’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization, today announced the relocation of its headquarters. The new facility located at 633 Thompson Lane will accommodate the organizations current staff and programs, and enable future growth and expansion of the agency. “During the past ...

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Nashville CARES Featured In OMG!

Friday, March 18, 2011

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February 7th Marks 11th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, February 07, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 7, 2011) – Monday, February 7th, marks the 11th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day works to raise awareness among black communities through education, testing, involvement and treatment. This year’s effort will focus mainly on the steps that ...

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