2005 CONFERENCE / EXHIBIT December 3, 2005 9 AM – 4 PM
Gainesville, Florida Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites 2900 SW 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32608
and rejoice with us…
we may be HIV-positive
or cancer survivors, but just don’t count us out,
yet. Hear what we have to say, hear what the medical
community has to say as to why we are not just surviving;
we are thriving. How is it that some people afflicted
with life-threatening illnesses are defying the odds?
Is it the doctor, the patient, the caregiver; whose
role is most important? Or is it simply the fact that
we are facing our own immortality a little sooner than
our healthier counterparts.
This is your chance to enter our world, we will not
accept your pity or your sympathy. We will allow you
into our world for the day, but don’t be surprised
to discover that our world is a lot rosier than yours.
We don’t stress about having our hair turn grey;
we are thrilled to have hair. We don’t stress
about turning a year older; the option of not turning
a year older is not too good.
Cherishing and relishing each moment we have on Earth
is what we are about. For me, Richard, that life-defining
moment is when my legs are in such pain that I just
cannot continue completing a marathon. And then I realize
how lucky I am to be able to feel pain; the alternate
of not being able to feel is death. What is inside the
sole of an HIV-positive or cancer survivor that allows
him to create great works of art?
You may find just that work of art that you cannot
live without on December 3rd. The first 25 artists (HIV-positive
or cancer survivors only) who sign up for the conference
/ seminar / exhibit will be granted a 6’ X 6’
area to display their work. We are also inviting sporting
good, pharmaceutical or any company that wants to rent
a 6’ X 6’ area to display their products.
Earlier companies that sign up will be given a more
favorable rate. The conference is limited to 400 people
including the 25 artists.
Runners and walkers for both the marathon and 5K fun walk should pick up their running number and T-shirt between the hours of 8AM – 6PM, Saturday, December 3rd at the conference / exhibit at the Paramount Hotel Plaza Hotel & Suites, 2900 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
* Lunch and breaks will be provided for participants.
If you are interested in signing up for the conference
/ exhibit or displaying your artwork, please click on
the link below.
If your business or organization is interested in renting
a 6' X 6' area to display its product or non-political
literature, please Contact Us.
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