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KB's Journey: Meetup Success!

HIV/AIDS, KB's Journey

Hey, folks! How was your weekend???

I had a BLAST here in Chicago. The weather is finally heating up, and there are so many events to attend 🙂

On Saturday, The Red Pump Project hosted a meetup/fundraiser at the lovely Three Peas Art Lounge. The event was designed to raise funds for the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project AND welcome the beautiful Afrobella to Chicago. Let me just tell you all that we had a ball mixing and mingling for a great cause.

Afrobella and KB

Afrobella and KB

It was great meeting so many bloggers in town for Blogging While Brown, talking to CWAP board members/staff, and telling folks about The Red Pump Project. We were pretty amazed when Rev. Rae Lewis-Thornton, renowned AIDS activist, stopped by our event and chatted with our guests. Our raffle winners walked away with some great gifts, including condom cases from Just In Case, Inc, a delicious chocolate mousse cake (donated by a bakery), some great jewelry, and an AKIRA gift certificate. Yay!

At the end of the night, we’d raised over $500 for CWAP, and emptied an undocumented number of wine bottles. 🙂 Thanks to the 50+ people who escaped the heat for an evening of cool conversation and cold drinks! We had FUN!

I didn’t take that many pics personally, but I threw in a few below!

CIMG0833 Luvvie, along with CWAP staff

CIMG0848 Blogging beauties!

CIMG0839 Crowd shot!