PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 33rd annual AIDS Walk Philly kicks off Sunday morning at the Art Museum, and a Philadelphia-area nonprofit organization that helps those living with the disease will represent, hoping to raise much needed emergency funds.
Located at 12th and Spring Garden, Bebashi: Transition to Hope is one of the many nonprofits whose clients benefit from the AIDS Fund. The fund provides emergency grants to help those living with HIV and AIDS.
“To help a client pay rent maybe or to purchase some furniture,” said Bebashi spokesperson Brenda Alexander, “or to cover some health care costs that their insurance would not be able to do so, and without the AIDS Fund, we would not be able to do those things.”
Alexander says the group will be on hand tomorrow, giving out free items and educating people on sexual health and more. They’ll also be spreading the word about a new edition to the Bebashi team, a physician assistant who will work at their clinic twice a month.
“He can treat HIV clients on site at Bebashi as well as provide PREP prescriptions. Additionally, he treats anyone who needs services for (Hepatitis C) as well,” said Alexander.