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The Farha Foundation to Receive Montreal Pride's Claude-Tourangeau Award

Farha Foundation Joins Montreal Pride Events

Aug. 9, 2013 - MONTREAL, QUEBEC - The Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, is proud to be the 2013 recipient of Montréal Pride's Claude-Tourangeau Award. The Claude-Tourangeau Award is given to an individual or an organization in recognition of their remarkable contribution in the fight against serophobia.

The Farha Foundation @ Montréal Pride - #FarhaFierte

The Farha Foundation will take part in numerous Montréal Pride's activities during the 7th edition of Montréal Pride - one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, taking place the week of August 12, 2013.

Saturday, August 17

MONTRÉAL PRIDE COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday, August 17, 2013 find the Farha Foundation at the Montréal Pride Community Day on Sainte Catherine Street East near Montcalm Road. Pride participants can pick up a red AIDS ribbon, find out more information about the Farha Foundation, sign-up for ÇA MARCHE 2013, or make donation to those in need.

CLAUDE-TOURANGEAU AWARD PRESENTATION

Join Montréal Pride and the Farha Foundation on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. at the TD Music stage, located at Place Émilie-Gamelin, where the Farha Foundation will receive the Claude-Tourangeau Award. Montréal Pride will present a donation to the Farha Foundation along with the award, accepted by Evelyn Farha - mother of founder Ron Farha and Nancy Farha - the Farha Foundation's Director and Ron's sister.

"This year, the Claude-Tourangeau Award is being presented to the Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic." - Montréal Pride (fiertemontrealpride.com)

Sunday, August 18

OUR FLAG, OUR LIFE: ROUGE

Sunday, August 18 join the Farha Foundation in the 2013 Pride Parade "Our Flag, Our Life: Rouge" starting at 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Guy Street East (corner René-Lévesque Boulevard). The entire Parade will take part in a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. "to remember those whom we have lost to AIDS and homophobia, but whose spirit and work continue to inspire us."

Pride Party with #FarhaFierte

The following parties will donate proceeds from their events to the Farha Foundation in participation with Montréal Pride:

  • $500 is being donated by Club Unity
  • $2 per ticket will be donated from 'PIG Not For Little Boys' hosted by Fétiche Armada at Katacombe, Montréal Pride's official fetish party on Saturday, August 17, 2013
  • $1 per ticket will be donated by Cabaret Mado on Saturday, August 17, 2013

By partnering with these events and organizations, the Farha Foundation will be able to reach more people allowing them to educate and sensitize the population to the realities of HIV/AIDS in our community and across the globe.

About ÇA MARCHE

ÇA MARCHE (camarche.ca), one of the first Farha Foundation events to emerge in 1993, is an annual walkathon of seven kilometers, gathering thousands of people aimed at raising funds and sensitizing the population to the HIV/AIDS cause. Sign up now at camarche.ca .

About the FARHA FOUNDATION

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization, dedicated to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, and the complications associated with it. The Farha Foundation is also committed to raising awareness and sensitizing the population to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $9 million to 76 organizations across Quebec, providing services such as healthcare, food and housing to HIV/AIDS victims, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Farha Foundation supports, and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To find out more about the Farha Foundation, please visit farha.qc.ca .

About MONTRÉAL PRIDE

Founded in 2007 as an initiative of Montréal's LGBT community, Montréal Pride is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the largest LGBT gathering in Québec each year, to support and promote our local community, and to serve as a beacon of hope for LGBT communities around the world who continue to battle oppression and injustice. Each year, Montréal Pride organizes a week of cultural and community activities, including the Pride Parade and Community Day, to celebrate the advancements made by the LGBT community while sensitizing the general public about the various issues to be addressed to eliminate homophobia, both here and in countries around the world. In 2012, some 327,000 people participated in the festivities, making Montréal Pride one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world. More information about Fierté Montréal is available at fiertemontrealpride.com .

About ÇA MARCHE

ÇA MARCHE (camarche.ca), one of the first Farha Foundation's event to emerge in 1993, is an annual walkathon of 7 kilometres, gathering thousands of persons aiming at raising funds and sensitizing the population to the HIV/AIDS cause.

To maximize awareness of the event, the Farha Foundation asks you to spread the word to as many people as possible. In doing so, you will contribute directly to helping those living with HIV/AIDS, a disease that currently infects as many as two people a day in Quebec. Bring your friends and family to inspire our community to support the cause. Sign up now at camarche.ca.

About the FARHA FOUNDATION

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $8.3 million to some 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.), as well as AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To learn more about the Farha Foundation, please visit www.farha.qc.ca.


Contact:
Kimberly Marx
Zenergy Communications
Agency Coordinator
514 286-4034
kim@zenergycom.com

Linda Farha
Farha Foundation
Volunteer President and Spokesperson
l.farha@farha.qc.ca

"Reproduced with permission - Farha Foundation "

Farha Foundation
www.farha.qc.ca


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