On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Apicha Community Health Center is hosting our 28th anniversary benefit, A Thousand and One Champions.
The event's name reflects the countless individuals over the years who have championed our cause, and this year we are honored to recognize two extraordinary people who have helped strengthen our mission to effectively meet the health care needs of New York City’s underserved communities: New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and Callen-Lorde Executive Director Wendy Stark.
About the Gala:
Every year, Apicha CHC pays tribute to outstanding individuals whose work improve the health and well-being of New York’s LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the health care community at large. Called A Thousand and One Champions, the celebratory event will take place on May 16th at the Manhattan Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt, from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM in the evening. The award ceremony will be the primary highlight of our annual benefit gala.
This is an exciting time at Apicha Community Health Center. We are marking important milestones in our current period of growth: the expansion of our clinic in Manhattan and our additional site in Jackson Heights, Queens. Our newly renovated storefront at 400 Broadway enables us to offer more services to more people, especially to LGBTQ folks, women, and children.
Additionally, we are thrilled to announce our expansion of Women's Health Services at our 400 Broadway location in Manhattan. At Apicha CHC, we provide culturally competent, low-cost, quality services in an inclusive space to everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. From pregnancy tests to HIV specialty care to breast/chest exams, our goal is to provide all women with the services they need and deserve. Although we have always provided women’s health services, we recognized the need for additional care for women in all communities.
These expansions allow Apicha CHC to do our part in building healthier communities in New York. Jackson Heights and surrounding neighborhoods in Queens have significant unmet primary care needs, so we’re bringing our effective model of care to the area. Our Jackson Heights clinic will include adult primary medical care, pediatrics, mental health, dental care, and support services. Additionally, a new LGBT community meeting space will be created – which is something we believe is integral to benefiting the lives of many LGBTQ people.
If you are interested in attending our gala, you can buy tickets buy clicking the link below.
Memories from Our Last Gala