Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Screening at Wildrose a great Success - Video of Beth Kruse ARNP

Please enjoy this video of our recent screening at the Wildrose. 

Why is it important for women who are lesbian, bisexual, transgender/sexual and queer (LBTQ) to be regularly screened for breast and cervical cancers?

Women who are LBTQ have higher risks of breast and cervical cancers than heterosexual women. They’re also more likely to have lower incomes and be uninsured or under-insured, making them less likely to be screened. YWCA Women’s Health Outreach holds two mobile screening events each year to provide these critical services to women who are LBTQ in our community.  December 10, 2011 Program Manager Ingrid Berkhout and Health Access and Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Tripoli joined up with the Wild Rose bar, Swedish Medical Center and Beth Kruse, ARNP, to screen 19 women!
Watch this video below to hear the stories of LBTQ women, volunteers and health care provider Beth Kruse!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

World AIDS Day is today December 1st

Today is World AIDS Day! As this year marks the 30th anniversary of the emergence of AIDS, please consider donating $30 or ($300!) to BABES Network-YWCA today!

Women in the BABES Network are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, partners and wives who believe that World AIDS Day should be every day.
We hope you’ll join us in honoring a woman you know who’s living with HIV or celebrate the memory of someone you have lost by making a gift to BABES today. 
This year, due to massive cuts in federal funding, BABES Network lost an overwhelming amount of our yearly budget.  Therefore, gifts from supporters like you are more important than ever for us to continue our work to help women who depend on us for a healthy future.   

Making a gift on World AIDS Day is easy! Simply visit our donation website and designate your gift to BABES.

Please take a moment today to share this message with your family and friends by asking them to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and donate!

We appreciate your continued support!

Nicole Price
Program Manager, BABES Network
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LBTQ Health Fair will have a table at CSPC Winter Vendor Fair on Saturday, December 3rd

It is time for the CSPC Winter Vendor Fair and we will be there to talk with folks about the upcoming LBTQ Health Screening at the Wildrose on December 10th from 9am - 3pm.  We look forward to our spring screenings at CSPC that we hold yearly.  The vendor fair is a fabulous, fun and sexy opportunity to check out all kinds of gift ideas for your loved ones.  Stop by, say hi and shop, shop, shop!  

It's the CSPC Winter Vendor Fair!!

Saturday, December 03 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CSPC Everywhere, enter main space doors
Open to all 18+$5 suggested donation 

Let's get ready!! Time to SHOP!! It's the CSPC Winter Vendor Fair!!