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HERO at 25

The Health Education Resource Organization (HERO) has been one of the most visible and active champions in fighting AIDS and providing hope to those infected and affected by HIV over the last 25 years in Baltimore, a city where the disease remains a severe problem. The city is beset by rising infection rates among adults in their 20s. African-Americans continue to bear the brunt of the disease, accounting for 90 percent of new HIV and AIDS cases.
At HERO a client can see a doctor, get legal advice, mental health counseling, housing assistance and help pay for their numerous prescriptions. HERO also provides free lunch and dinner to clients and offers free use of laundry facilities, showers and telephones.
On Friday evening the organization will commemorate it's 25th anniversary with a celebration at The Engineer's Club. There will be a reception at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6:45 pm. The keynote speaker for the evening is former Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders. Also scheduled to speak: Dr. Joel Gallant from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Robert Redfield from the University of Maryland, Dr. Bernie Branson from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the commissioner of Health for Baltimore City.
Tickets are available at $50. Click here for info

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