Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: August 11, 2005

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: August 11, 2005

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Proceeds from the annual Red Tie Night galas benefit the sponsoring Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund and the 2005 party once again topped the previous year's proceeds.

Barbara Cooper, founding chairman of the fund, announced that $503,500 has been distributed in grants to 16 agencies. She and her husband, Jackie, founded the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund and inaugurated the Red Tie Night benefits after they lost a son to AIDS.

The agencies which are receiving financial assistance from OACF and their programs include:

* The AIDS Support Program for The Winds House, a housing project for people living with AIDS.

l American Red Cross, Oklahoma County Chapter, for an HIV/AIDS education coordinator and materials geared to Hispanic, African and Native Americans.

* Guiding Right Inc. for multi-level HIV/AIDS prevention program for African-American women.

* HOPE Testing Clinic, Tulsa, for non-biased HIV testing and counseling.

* Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma for HIV/AIDS legal resource project providing free legal services to low-income people living with aids.

* Northern Lights Alternatives, funding for AIDS Mastery Workshop for Spanish participants.

* Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for educational lecture series on AIDS-related subjects.

* Other Options Inc. for a food pantry and nutritional meals for HIV/AIDS patients.

* Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma for HIV prevention and outreach through community education programs.

* Red Rock Behavioral Health North Side HIV/AIDS programs for therapy and housing for people living with HIV/AIDS.

* Regional AIDS Intercommunity Network-RAIN-OK (formerly CarePoint, Inc.), for educational and prevention services to low- income people living with HIV/AIDS.

* Special statewide education project.

* Tulsa C.A.R.E.S., for emergency prescription, lab and co-pay assistance for HIV/AIDS clients.

* Tulsa Community AIDS Partnership for HIV prevention program for incarcerated men and women at high risk. …

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