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Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation is
a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization originally established to raise funds for and awareness about AIDS
service provider agencies through the production of quality entertainment
events. Born from the grass-roots efforts of two mothers, Barbara Richmond
and the late Peggy Ermet, who lost their only sons to AIDS as a way to
honor their sons' memories and to help alleviate the suffering of many
of the other sons and daughters living with HIV and AIDS, the Foundation
now also supports hunger programs to feed the needy and programs that inspire, support and serve homeless and underserved youth.
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Highlights Video from
. Help is on the Way 20
Beneficiaries of our 2015 events will be announced soon.
BENEFICIARIES FOR 2015
HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI includ:
San Francisco AIDS Foundation to support expanding their testing and treatment services
Meals on Wheels to help provide home delivered meals to seniors and other home bound individuals
HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS XIV include:
Larkin Street Youth Services
Here's a message from one of last year's beneficiaries, Maitri, describing the impact REAF's funding has had on their agency.
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and learn how to apply....
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that 100% of event ticket sales go directly to the beneficiary agencies.
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as well as silent and live auctions.
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Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, 60 million people have contracted HIV and 30 million have died of AIDS-related causes
Currently, there are 34 million people living with HIV worldwide and 1.2 million living with HIV in the U.S.
Every day about 7,000 people contract HIV – nearly 300 people every hour
In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS worldwide
California ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases, surpassed only by New York
More than 190,000 Californians have contracted HIV/AIDS and more than 86,000 have died since the epidemic began in the early 1980s
There are up to 7,000 new HIV infections in California every year
76% of all HIV/AIDS cases in California occur among gay men, far exceeding the 53% nationally
In California, men make up 86% and women account for 13% of all HIV cases
Of all HIV cases in California, whites account for 48% followed by Hispanics at 28% and African-Americans at 19%.
More than two-thirds of all Californians living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area
Since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 28,793 San Francisco residents have been diagnosed with AIDS, which comprises 18% of California AIDS cases and 3% of cases reported nationally
In San Francisco, there are currently 18,576 people living with HIV
An estimated 800-1,000 people will become infected with HIV this year in San Francisco
90% of new HIV infections in San Francisco are among gay men
HIV/AIDS is the #1 cause of death for African-American women ages 25-34 For a list of
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