The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre primary goal is to organize and implement healing and wellness retreats in Bangkok for people living with or affected by HIV and/or AIDS. The need for outreach to this community is vital due to increased cases particularly among young people, minorities, the elderly and IV drug users.
Our organization began in 1989 to provide outstanding HIV/AIDS treatment and care, fosters innovative and responsible research, and trains health care practitioners in HIV/AIDS. Originally, two 'healing weekend' retreats were offered per year before funding constraints reduced the number to one per year. Further funding shifts in the past year have led to the end of all their financial and administrative support.
We are committed to continuing this service which has been critical and far-reaching in the way it has literally changed and saved the lives of those who must cope with the daily realities of living with a chronic immune-suppressing iilness and the stigma which comes with it.
Due to time constraints we need to raise these funds within the next month in order to hold a healing weekend before the year ends.
You are key to keeping this community-building, life-renewing retreat alive. Over the past several years, attendance has numbered between 75 and 85 women, men and children - all of them either patients, caregivers, family members, partners, friends or spouses.
We have composed a project proposal which goes into detail regarding our background, our needs, our budget and gives information on retreat programming.
We sincerely thank you ahead of time for your interest in and donations to our organization.