RED Dayton Table Design Gala is a biennial event produced by and to benefit Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio [ARC Ohio]). Equitas Health is Ohio’s premier community-based, not-for-profit provider of a comprehensive, coordinated and cutting-edge response to HIV/AIDS, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment.
RED Dayton will highlight the talents, creativity, and imagination of the area’s top artists and designers. Dining tables will be decorated around a central theme.
You’ll enjoy strolling through the fabulous designer tables as you partake in an array of delicious hors d’oeuvre and cocktails. At dinner time, you will dine at your uniquely designed table.
Leading the team this year are Beth and Tom Whelley as the 2016 Chairpersons. “Tom and I are excited to host this year’s Gala as we whole-heartedly support Equitas Health and their mission,” said Beth Whelley, co-chair with husband Tom Whelley for the 2016 RED Dayton Table Design Gala. “The theme, Icons & Idols, also gives people a lot of room to explore their creativity – think David Bowie, The Beatles, The Eiffel Tower or The London Eye or what we’ve chosen for our table, the New York Yankees.”
Reach. Empower. Dream. A world without AIDS. Today an estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV and over 20% of them do not even know they are infected. In Central Ohio, a new infection occurs every twenty-two hours.
To raise $250,000 through sponsorships, program ad sales, tickets sales, auction items, and donations – all to assist in providing meals, housing, healthcare, testing and prevention, stigma reduction, counseling, and most of all COMPASSION and HOPE to those living with HIV and AIDS in Ohio.
The mission of Equitas Health is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS through awareness, advocacy, and care. Equitas Health uses a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional, and social needs of those living with HIV/AIDS in a way that brings hope, healing, and empowerment.
With 13 offices in 10 cities, Equitas Health provides medical care, pharmacy, and other direct services to over 5,000 HIV-positive individuals a year, including 1,500 who will be receiving medical care and other services at the new and highly-acclaimed Columbus and Dayton Medical Centers and Pharmacies.
Tens of thousands more are reached though testing, prevention, and outreach; Camp Sunrise for children; and the Ohio AIDS Coalition.