Laurel, MD (Grassroots Newswire) August 19, 2013 - On Sunday, August 25th, EXIT Right Realty is partnering with Heart to Hand, Inc, a non profit agency dedicated to helping people with HIV/AIDS, to sponsor the 1st Annual Skate Away HIV Day. The object is to encourage people in the community to get tested for HIV. Held at the Temple Hills Skate Palace in Temple Hills, Maryland, the event will be held from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Admission is free to everyone who gets tested and the first 500 who gets tested will also receive free skate rental, thanks to EXIT Right Realty.
The cheek swab test is painless, private and completely confidential. The facility can hold up to 1500 people and the goal is to get 1,000 individuals tested. Booths will be set up to ensure privacy and results will be given that day. Additional information and referrals will also be available on site.
"Since housing is one of the key issues that face people with HIV, it was natural for us to want to help," said Carlos Lancaster, Broker/Owner of EXIT Right Realty in Laurel, MD. "And when we learned that African American men account for 70% of new infections in the black community, we knew we had to get involved. We are inviting everyone to join the fight to save a life - and Skate Away HIV!"
Heart to Hand Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization has been advocating for disenfranchised populations and implementing community-based programs that impact their health in Prince Georges County for the past 15 years. As a bedroom community of Washington, DC, the Prince George’s County community has the same urban experiences as Washington DC, including its HIV/AIDS, and other health disparities. Sharing a common border with Washington DC, Prince George’s County receives a substantial spillover population from the city, and its clients move back and forth across boundaries to access available services.
For more information about EXIT Right Realty, please call 301/362-4500. EXIT Right Realty is located at 8730-16 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.
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