Grants for AIDS education, test and treatment HIV testing include an annual grant from the Ryan White CARE Act, starting in 1980; $50,000 from the state Department of Health, $15,000 from San Diego Gas & Electric and $10,000 from the Orange County Register, all in 1988: $5,000 from the city in 1992; and $40,000 from AIDS Walk Orange Count in 1996.
That’s in the past. Help is needed now, clinic officials said.
The annual Sunset Fiesta is a major fundraiser. The event at Twin Points will include strolling through some of the most dramatic gardens in Laguna, sipping margaritas while overlooking Heisler Park, and partaking of Mexican food and enjoying live entertainment and dancing. Proceeds from the $120 tickets will go toward Neighbors in Need, which will care for the newly uninsured patient population in Laguna.
Visit www.LBClinic.org or call (949) 494-0761.
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