Honoring the Life and Legacy of Timothy Ray Brown 1966-2020
Weekend Wrap Message – Saturday, October 3, From David Brinkman, Desert AIDS Project CEO
As of 2019, there were approximately 38 million people across the globe living with HIV / AIDS, and yet we still do not have a cure or a vaccine. (UNAIDS)
Timothy Ray Brown showed us that there is hope for a cure. As he requested, we will keep fighting for one that works for everyone.
Timothy’s life was more than that of the Berlin Patient. The physical subject of countless scientific studies, Timothy welcomed and endured extensive testing to advance cure research. He will be remembered for his quiet courage and his desire to make his good fortune a benefit to others.
You can watch Timothy being interviewed on the red carpet at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in 2015 by clicking here.
Gratitude for HRSA CADRE Grant
When our area experienced power outages from severe flooding in winter 2019, we grew concerned about how future outages might affect our ability to deliver needed services during an emergency, especially in our new Blue and Green Clinics.
But now, DAP Health Center will have a new, sufficiently sized generator to provide an alternative power source in the event of a disaster or other emergency that results in power loss, and HVAC units that will serve the Blue and Green Clinics.
Thanks to a $1 million dollar grant from HRSA’s Capital Assistance for Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts (CADRE), DAP can now respond and recover from future emergencies without interrupting service to patients. You can read more here.
Voting and Census
Voting this year is more important than ever. Locally, we will choose a representative for the U.S. House, a state assembly person, two Palm Springs city council members, and several state propositions.
Also, there is still time to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, an opportunity to help claim our Valley’s fair share of $675 billion per year in federal funds for a variety of projects and benefits for people who live here.
You can listen above to Carl Baker, Director of Legislative and Legal Affairs, explain what you need to know in the most recent DAP Talks.