Sunday, December 14, 2008

World of Desserts: Team Detroit's World AIDS Day Service Project

Carrie, Kara, DiAnt'e and Stacie at World of Desserts

This is DiAnt'e from team DETROIT!! I'm honored to discuss with you a joyous occasion that Team Detroit had in honor of World AIDS Day. Our team volunteered at a fundraiser called, 'World Of Desserts'. The fundraiser was to benefit The Michigan AIDS Fund and also to celebrate the new merger between the Michigan AIDS Fund and the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP). The event was hosted by Fox 2 News anchor Charles Pugh (who is also a DJ on WJLB in Detroit) and featured prominent politicians, healthcare workers, and volunteers. Detroit locals, as well as many from the surrounding areas, came out to show support. The benefit consisted of many vendors from the Detroit metro area showcasing the very best desserts that Detroit has to offer.

Our duties consisted of everything from setting up the venue to coat-check to actually taking part in making desserts (me!). Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and were honored to be a part of this event. This benefit helped the Michigan AIDS Fund and Midwest AIDS Prevention Project kick off the new merger between the groups into a new organization serving our community: the Michigan AIDS Coalition. Our new partnership allows a greater chance at making a greater difference in the field of HIV/AIDS in the Detroit area every day!

DiAnt'e Washington
Team Detroit

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