Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force: 31st Annual Benefit

Dr. Larry Leahy, PATF honoree. Photo by John Colombo

In late April, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF), southwestern Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization, is holding its 31st Annual Benefit with a bit of French flair. The springtime benefit will offer attendees A Moulin Twist, along with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment courtesy of New York City’s Bindlestiff’s Family Cirkus, painted live models, and musical numbers by Broadway performers Constantine Rousouli and Ginifer King.

PATF will also honor Larry Leahy, DMD, with its Kerry Stoner Award, named after a PATF founder and the nonprofit’s first executive director and highlighting dedicated service to PATF and the HIV/AIDS community that continues his legacy. As the first dentist in southwestern Pennsylvania to knowingly see HIV-positive patients, and one who often helped HIV-positive patients access dental care if they could not afford it, Dr. Leahy has shown a steadfast commitment to individuals living with HIV/AIDS as well as PATF for over twenty-five years. Councilman Dan Gilman will recognize Dr. Leahy’s award by presenting him with a proclamation at City Hall during the City Council meeting, one day before the benefit event.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will help PATF continue to provide gold-standard testing, prevention outreach, and support and medical services.

Date: April 26; time: 6–10 p.m.; location: J Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; tickets: starting at $150.

For more information or to make reservations, log on to: www.patf.org.