2014 FIGHT for Life Gala

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Thank you for making our 2014 FIGHT for Life Gala our most successful ever!

It’s not over until we are all safe!

Please join us in our continuous battle against HIV. Your contribution to the 2014 FIGHT for Life Gala will help us provide comprehensive HIV primary medical care at our Jonathan Lax Treatment Center to our growing patient base.

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Date: Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Featured Speaker, Wade Davis


A former NFL player, Wade Davis came out publicly in 2012, opening up about what it was like to be closeted and gay in the NFL. Davis, an advocate, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and equal rights, is the Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, an organization working to eradicate homophobia in professional sports. He has worked with orga­ni­za­tions such as the Minority AIDS Insti­tute to combat  issues including HIV/ ​AIDS, sexism, racism, clas­sism, mass incar­cer­a­tion, poverty, and home­less­ness.


Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS Service Organization providing state of the art HIV primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to people living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research. Our goal and hope is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.

Host Committee

Kimberly Allen, Michael Baker, Chris Bartlett, Robert Beckmann & Matt Fuehrer, Michael Blank & Marlene Eisenberg, Scott Wilds & Martin Bodtmann, Barbara Bungy, Thom Cardwell, Candice Caruso, Lee & Susan Cassanelli, Marné Castillo & Spencer Penn, John & Ruth Cella, Jesse M. Cohen, Kevin Cotton, Zupenda Davis, Annet Davis-Vogel, Jeff Draine, James Duggan, Katie Dunphy, Varsovia Fernandez, Renee Gilinger, Robert Gilinger & Robin Lovejoy, Ronda Goldfein, Bill & Judy Harrington, Gary Q Hines, Brigid and Marya Kaye, Rick Lombardo, Bishop Ernest McNear, Rosa Medina, Harry Millan & Joe Snyder, Luis Montaner, Sam Morales & Karen McCracken, Jackie Morrill & Mike Donahue, Domingo & Patty Negron, Edward G. Rendell, Grace Rutha, Meg Shope Koppel, Baran Schultz, LaDonna Smith, Michael Soileau & Thomas Ude, Kira Strong, Paul Steinke, Sharon Suleta, Susan Thomas, Andy Toy, Karen F. Washko, Michael Weiss, Tom & Loretta  Witt, Al & Judi Zdziera


  • General Tickets: $125
  • FIGHTers*: $250, $400 (couple)

Please Note: The Union League dress code requires business attire. Jackets and collared shirts for men. Dresses, pant suits with jackets, blouses and skirts or tailored pants for women. No jeans, t-shirts, or sneakers allowed