Hold On to Hope: May is ALS Awareness Month

May is ALS Awareness Month. Annually, May observes ALS disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease, sometimes referred as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease which eventually will destroy a person’s ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe. As ALS is a progressive disease, more motor neurons are destroyed overtime worsening the symptoms, with…

Sleep Your Way to a Healthier Life! May is Better Sleep Month!

May is Better Sleep Month. Who said more sleep isn’t good for you? Because the Better Sleep Council can prove that it is! Refreshing sleep is a major contributor to staying healthy. Better Sleep Month, which is recognized yearly in May, is supported by the Better Sleep Council (BSC), which aims to raise awareness about…

Get to Know Hepatitis, The World’s Hidden Epidemic

Every year, the month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and annually May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, the Center for Disease Control and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to…

This May Let’s Cure the Stigma During Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, annually that reality is recognized by highlighting Mental Health Awareness. Additionally, during this month, Children’s Mental Health Day raises awareness about the youth annually on May 10th. This year the National Alliance on Mental…

Treat Me Right: STD Awareness Month 2018

Annually, April brings awareness to STDs. This STD Awareness Month, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other partners are reaching out to healthcare providers and patients alike with this very important message: Treat Me Right. What does that mean? For providers, this involves many aspects of patient care – from fostering a trusting patient-provider relationship…

Health Fact Friday: March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “Go Further with Food” is the theme for 2018, and its importance is timely…

Remembering Dr. Mathilde Krim

Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founder and guiding spirit behind the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) died yesterday at the age of 91. Dr Krim was a noted researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City when the AIDS epidemic struck in the 1980’s.

Happy Holidays from Philadelphia FIGHT

Your Philadelphia FIGHT family wishes you a holiday season filled with peace and love and a very happy new year! In acknowledgment of the holidays, our offices will be closed: December 25, Christmas Day December 26 January 1, New Year’s Day

The AIDS Library 30th Anniversary event was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate the occasion and kickoff the opening of the powerful art exhibit “Still Fighting for Our Lives”, which features materials from William Way’s Philadelphia AIDS Library graphic collection   See more at Critical Path Learning Center

FIGHT Community Celebrates the Philly AIDS Walk/Run 5K

Team FIGHT was loud and proud at the 31st Annual Philly AIDS Walk/Run which took place on Sunday October 15th. 100 team members ran, walked and raised emergency funding for people in the HIV community. This year, FIGHT’s theme was “We are Family!” Together, we came out for an amazing cause and showed the community…

FIGHT Welcomes D. Deone Powell as General Counsel

FIGHT welcomes D. Deone Powell, Esquire to the FIGHT family as our new full-time General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Deone will be serving in a cross-functional role as a member of the leadership team and will add value by providing to senior management effective advice on company strategies and their implementation.  He will also…

FIGHT Partnership with Bridging the Gaps

Each summer, FIGHT works with Bridging the Gaps students representing health and social service disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, public health and related fields.

Remembering Jules Buchanan

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce that Jules Buchanan, one of FIGHT’s Project TEACH instructors, has passed away. Jules was a ray of sunshine to so many of the staff and participants. He was and is simply irreplaceable. Jules was joy.

C a Difference Lobby for Change

Congratulations to FIGHT’s entire C A Difference program for successfully lobbying the Pennsylvania Department of Health to change the state’s Medicaid policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C!

Remembering Paul Yabor

It is with great sadness that we announce that Paul Yabor, an AIDS Activist and member of the FIGHT Community passed away. Paul was known across the Philadelphia region as a tireless champion of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Education Month Opening Reception is June 1st

Celebrate the start of AEM with the Opening Reception and Award Ceremony! Join us for hors d’oeuvres and great conversation as we present the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention to Cleve Jones and Roy Hayes.

June is AIDS Education Month

Beginning on June 1st, FIGHT will host the 23rd annual AIDS Education Month (AEM), a series of events throughout Philadelphia to increase AIDS awareness and to bring people together to find strategies to combat the virus. Register Now

C a Difference

C a Difference is a comprehensive hepatitis C (HCV) testing and linkage-to-care program at FIGHT. C a Difference provides care for patients diagnosed with chronic HCV those at risk for HCV infection.