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WNCAP is Now Hiring for a Medical Case Manager
 
Want a job where you can give back to the community? A position where you can work hard, feel good about what you're doing, and have a new and interesting experience every day? If so, you may just be perfect as WNCAP's new HIV Medical Case Manager.

Medical Case Managers are full-time WNCAP employees who work on the frontlines of HIV Treatment & Care in Western North Carolina. They are responsible for providing or referring clients to supportive services, as needed, and submitting appropriate case management documentation.


Full details about the position and its minimum requirements can be found here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to employment@wncap.org and use "Case Manager" as the subject line.


 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
 
 
A Stitch In Time
The AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit Was A Huge Success!
 
The AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit, which was on display at the Asheville Masonic Temple from June 17-22, was a huge success. Hundreds of people visited the display, which featured 16 blocks of panels memorializing those lost to AIDS-related causes. The Quilt Exhibit was held in June in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
 
 
An opening reception was held the evening of Monday, June 17. Live music was provided by the Asheville Gay Men's Chorus. Blue Ridge Pride Executive Director Tina Madison White delivered moving remarks that connected the legacy of the Quilt to the "great tapestry of lives" that we are all leading.
 
 
It is truly an honor to display portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Western North Carolina. Thank you to everyone who helped set up and strike the exhibit, as well as our "Quilt Guardian" volunteers who protect the Quilt and guide exhibit-goers throughout the display.
 
A big thanks, too, to our wonderful sponsors: the Asheville Masonic Temple, which donated their beautiful space for free; Blue Ridge Pride, which donated resources and expertise; Asheville Color & Imagining, which provided discounted printing; and the Asheville Gay Men's Chorus, which provided incredible live music. We couldn't produce this incredible event without the support of our community.
 
Dine Out, Win Prizes!
Meet the Winners of the Dining Out For Life Raffle
 
On April 25, 2018, thousands of diners turned out to enjoy local cuisine and to give back to our local community! Each diner had an opportunity to fill out a raffle envelope. Out of thousands of envelopes, three lucky winners have been chosen. You never know what may happen when you dine out for life!
 
Luxury Charleston Vacation - James Alexander
 
When James Alexander was dining out at Postero in Hendersonville on April 25, he had no idea he would have to clear his calendar for an all-expenses-paid luxury trip to Charleston, South Carolina.
 
This year, WNCAP and Ryan White Wellness Center/Roper St. Francis Healthcare, of Charleston, two Dining Out For Life agencies, struck a bargain. We gave each other a collection of gift certificates and free tickets representing the best that our cities had to offer. Then, we would use that free trip in our raffle! 
 
As part of his Charleston trip, James will enjoy:
Blair Powers - A Year's Free Tickets to the Fine Arts Theatre
 
 
Blair Powers is very busy taking care of her adorable 3 year old son. Luckily, though, she found time to dine out for life at Well Bred Bakery and Café in Biltmore Village, because now she's won a year of free movie passes at Asheville's favorite theatre - The Fine Arts Theatre.
 
Blair will receive two tickets each month for a full year, plus popcorn and refreshments for two. Thanks, Blair!
 
Brandon Bryant - $500 Gift Card courtesy of Mosaic Realty
 
 
Brandon Bryant is pretty busy running Red Tree Builders, Inc. But when he and other members of the Asheville Home Builders Association got together on April 25, he had no idea he would end up with $500 in his pocket!
 
By donating online, Brandon was automatically entered into the DOFL raffle, where he won a $500 cash card compliments of Mosaic Community Lifestyle Reality, a local boutique Asheville realty company.


 
Thank you to Mosaic RealtyThe Fine Arts Theatre, and Ryan White Wellness Center/Roper St. Francis Healthcare for generously sponsoring our 2019 DOFL Raffle Prizes. Congratulations to all our winners!
Getting To Zero
You're Invited to the "Ending The Epidemic" Event on August 5
 
CALLING ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS! We want YOUR thoughts on how to end the HIV epidemic in North Carolina. 
 
On Monday, August 5, all community members are invited to a special event where people from all walks of life will discuss the current state of HIV, and how we can shape a healthier future for all North Carolinians.
 
The event will take place at Southwestern Community College - 60 Almond School Road, in Bryson City, NC, 28713, from 6pm-9pm.
 
This event is part of a broader “Ending the Epidemic” initiative going on all over North Carolina. This initiative is being led by the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN) and HIV specialists at the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
 
 
Several other listening sessions will be taking place this summer in different regions of the state. The event on August 5 is the one taking place in the Western region. Therefore, it is very important that we gather as many people living with HIV as possible so that WNC’s voice is heard! 
 
The priorities of this listening sessions are:
  • Create a community driven plan that allows North Carolinians to help reduce rates of HIV, and live long, healthy lives

  • Increase awareness of the current state of HIV
  • Discuss the great news about HIV
  • Discuss barriers and solutions

We hope that you can join WNCAP for this very important event. If you would like more information about the “Ending the Epidemic” initiative, please contact WNCAP by emailing info@wncap.org or calling (828) 252-7489.
 
Local Brews for Local Causes
WNCAP To Be UpCountry Brewing's "Pint Night" Charity in September
 
Not only does UpCountry Brewing, in West Asheville, provide delicious and varied local brews - they give back to the community, too!
 
Every month, UpCountry Brewing selects a local non profit to be the beneficiary of its "Pint Nights". Every Friday of that month, UpCountry debuts a special pint glass decorated with a unique design that reflects that non profit.
 
 
Sales of the pint glasses, as well as proceeds from particular brews, go straight to that non profit. It's a fantastic way of raising money, increasing visibility, engaging the community, and having a great time all at once.
 
WNCAP is so thrilled to have been selected as the September Pint Night non profit. Mark your calendars for one (or all!) of the Fridays in September - 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27.
 
Stop by UpCountry for a few brews, and pick up the commemorative WNCAP pint glass - each week, a new design will debut, so be sure to collect them all! 


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