FIGHT Mourns the loss of longtime employee Marcie Mays

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of our very own Marcie Mays.

A graduate of Project TEACH in 2006, Marcie quickly fell in love with FIGHT and the people here and she never left. She soon became an Americorps member in the AIDS Library, a class assistant in TEACH, part of the front desk team on the 3rd floor, and most recently was our administrative assistant in the Critical Path Learning Center. She knew most of the books and videos in that space and was always a bright and welcoming presence.

She loved AIDS Education Month and couldn’t wait to volunteer at the Prevention Summit, handing out the Resource Guide or directing people to get more information. Her activism was one of gentleness and encouragement, warmly bringing people into the fold of FIGHT’s services, being an advocate and cheerleader for so many people, and handing strangers the brochure to the AIDS Library if she heard anyone say something inaccurate about HIV.

She was a loving mother, an utterly devoted grandmother, and most of all, she was a friend to so many of us here at FIGHT. We will deeply miss her generosity and playful spirit. We will all miss her smile.

Her activism was one of gentleness and encouragement, warmly bringing people into the fold of FIGHT’s services, being an advocate and cheerleader for so many people, and handing strangers the brochure to the AIDS Library if she heard anyone say something inaccurate about HIV.

In 2013, Marcie bravely shared her story with us as part of our FIGHT stories project. Here is a copy of her story for those of you who may not have seen it recently. It is as genuine as Marcie was.

Rest in power Marcie.

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