SPEAK UP. SPEAK OUT. SPEAK EASY.
Night for Life is an annual fundraising event to support the many free and low-cost programs and services offered by Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. Night for Life’s SpeakEasy event aims to show love, remove stigma and raise money to support free and low-cost programs for people living with and touched by HIV/AIDS throughout our Phoenix Community.
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm The VIP Experience begins at 5:30 pm The Parsons Center For Health & Wellness 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (map)
2017 EVENT CO-CHAIRS
BENEFITING SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR HIV/AIDS.
Presented by Aetna, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and Mercy Care Plan
In 2012, a $3.6 million City of Phoenix bond and a $5 million dollar gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation launched a campaign to provide a new home for the clients of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and other community partners serving people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Realizing that dream since opening its doors in 2013, The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness is now the home of Southwest Center, as well as the McDowell Healthcare Center, Avella Pharmacy, Aunt Ritas Foundation, GLSEN, and one•n•ten – providing an incredible, single-location resource for the Phoenix community. We’re proud to open the doors at The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness for this year’s Night For Life Event to showcase the work being done for Valley residents touched by HIV and to ask for continued community support for the free and low-cost programs Southwest Center provides for our community.
Lack of awareness, knowledge and the willingness to speak up about HIV can breed stigma and discrimination – creating major obstacles to effective responses to the HIV epidemic. With successful programs like HIV 101: Pizza and the Basics, Positive Action, Positive Connections and our IGNITE Community Outreach Project, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS gives a commanding voice in the Phoenix Community to teach and empower both positive and negative individuals to dispel myths and crush stigma.
Get Your Ticket Today!
You’ve never seen Night for Life like this!
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT
Sans Pagaie Band
We’re proud to welcome Phoenix’s own Sans Pagaie 4-Piece Jazz Band to the 2017 SpeakEasy Event. Filling the lounge, dance floor and halls of The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, the band will delight with instrumental music from Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Branford Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many more. Playing for hundreds of weddings, parties, and events throughout the Phoenix community, The NFL, The Boulders Resort, The Phoenician, Visa Card, The Phoenix Symphony, Chandler Jazz Festival, The Lost Leaf Bar, and The Phoenix Art Museum have also enjoyed the amazing talents of this local band.
Food & Drinks
You’ll be able to sample specially-crafted hors d’oeuvres from FEZ and Bliss/ReBar to make you fall in love with these local favorites in a new way, and the staff from The Rock will be serving classic cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka along with a special collection of scotch and bourbons.
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
It takes a village to make great things happen – and we’re so appreciative to our outstanding sponsors for setting up Night For Life for success!
NIGHT FOR LIFE IS PRESENTED BY:
2017 NIGHT FOR LIFE SPONSORS
For many people, making contact with an organization like Southwest Center is one of the few, if only, places where a person can safely discuss experiences, feelings or risks associated with HIV/AIDS. Whether a person is utilizing Behavioral Health, Nutrition, Case Management, Naturopathic Wellness, Primary Care or free HIV & STI Testing Services, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS’ staff and volunteers have been providing support and giving a voice to the affected Phoenix HIV community for over 27 years.
Night For Life is designed to support the programs and services of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a local Phoenix nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS. You can help us make a difference with as little as $20.
GET YOUR TICKET.
SpeakEasy, a Night for Life Event is Saturday, May 13, 2017 at The Parsons Center for Health & Wellness. The event begins at 6:30 pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment and activities happening throughout the building. Complimentary valet parking available. Attire is Cocktail dresses, flapper dresses, zoot suits or dress it up with a tuxedo. A sneak peak of our mystery box items, entertainment, food, cocktails and more coming soon!
THE VIP EXPERIENCE.
Beginning at 5:30 pm, an hour before general admission, an exclusive VIP experience is planned with complimentary cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a celebration of awardees, entertainment and more! We hope you’ll be as excited as we are about the extensive services available from Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS with small group tours available for you to learn all about what we’re doing for the community! We’re excited about our growth since moving into The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, and we’d love to share the story with you! The 2017 SpeakEasy Night For Life VIP Experience is sponsored by:
A person who discloses their HIV status can be the single most powerful ally we have to fight stigma. However, one way that people living with HIV often avoid experiences of stigma is by not telling others they are living with HIV. These same feelings can also prevent a person at-risk for HIV from getting tested, using condoms consistently or utilizing PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). But we know that a strong network of support can help a person living with HIV to stay engaged in medical care or encourage a person at-risk for HIV to successfully engage in HIV prevention methods. Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS provides a space for members of our community to speak easy about HIV to have the tools to live a long, happy and healthy life – regardless of status.
THE AFTER PARTY.
9pm – 2am
Stacy’s @ Melros
4343 N 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013 (map)
The party keeps going all night at Stacy’s @ Melrose! Join us beginning at 9:00 pm for drinks, dancing and more! Southwest Center’s Community Outreach Project, IGNITE, works each month at Stacy’s @ Melrose to bringing HIV Testing, Condom Distribution and PrEP Navigation Services to the community in this amazing nightclub in Phoenix.