We are proud to continue our support as a Community Partner for CANFAR and their upcoming annual event: Can You Do Lunch? Originally planned for April 28th, the event is being re-imagined in order to protect the safety of all those involved. This Annual Event brings together business leaders and philanthropists for a luncheon in support of ending HIV in Canada. To date, CANFAR invested more than $22 million in close to 500 grants to HIV/AIDS research projects that have led to tremendous breakthroughs in HIV prevention, testing, access to treatment, stigma, and the search for a cure. In addition, CANFAR annually reaches thousands of Canadian youth and educators through its national youth HIV awareness programs.
Updates for 2020:
The official Can You Do Lunch? save-the-date is set for September 9th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm; the team is optimistic they will be able to continue the important work that has been achieved thus far with this charity event. Further event details will be released soon, but CANFAR assures all ticket holders including those who have purchased tables will be honoured for the new date. New initiatives may include at-home catered lunches and smaller group dining at the Four Seasons Hotel.
From the team:
“The luncheon may not look exactly like our past editions, but rest assured it will be an innovative experience. As an organization dedicated to supporting ground-breaking HIV research, innovation is in our DNA. We promise an event that will be as innovative as our mandate; there will be lunch, there will be community building and most importantly there will be a strong impact on our CANFAR programming.”
There will be a broadcast hosted by ESP.INC starting at 1:00 pm so supporters can gather safely at home and join virtually.
Not only are HIV rates anticipated to rise as a result of the pandemic, but its impact on the financial future of charities like CANFAR is unknown. We appreciate COVID-19 is a top priority for giving, but we cannot fall further behind in the fight to end Canada’s HIV epidemic. Please help us to rebound stronger, and continue our work to increase prevention, treatment, testing efforts and end HIV stigma.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now during these unprecedented times but as always, CANFAR is touched by the unwavering commitment and generosity of our family of donors and supporters.