October 9, 2012 by Andrea Janus, Membership Engagement Co-Chair, YPC
On Thursday, Sept. 27, the CANFAR Young Professional Council hosted its annual “In The Loop” event, a cocktail party designed to introduce CANFAR to the young professional community.
The party was a great success, drawing 50 young professionals to the Alison Milne Gallery in Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood. The crowd of twenty- and thirty-somethings represented a variety of professions -- from law to journalism -- and were keen to learn what they could do to help end HIV and AIDS through research.
The gallery was buzzing as YPC members worked the crowd to tout the many ways to donate time or money to CANFAR. But you could have heard a pin drop as lawyer Maggie Atkinson told her story of living with HIV for decades, and the need for continued research into finding both a vaccine and a cure.
No doubt Maggie’s message had an impact, as a number of attendees committed that night to help out, either by volunteering at a future event, joining a YPC committee or becoming a YPC Leader, which includes a donation of $25 per month.
The evening could not have been a success without the generous support of our sponsors: the Alison Milne Gallery, Stoneleigh winery and Starbucks.
The YPC continues to support CANFAR’s work by building its network of young professionals who are eager to help the cause. It’s with nights like these that we make that network bigger and stronger. Thanks to all who helped make the night a success!
Couldn't make it out? Check out photos from the event!
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