Join our Exercising Pride meeting April 14

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Calling all Milwaukee area LGBT health & wellness agencies, organizations, programs, projects and leaders!

Once again ARCW, BESTD Clinic, Diverse & Resilient, The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, and Milwaukee Pride have joined together to engage our community in health and wellness during the PrideFest celebration from June 10-12, 2016.

As many of you know, last year’s health and wellness area had excellent attendance and decent weather. Over the two days, we gave away over 3,000 bottles of water, nearly 1,000 tote bags, two bicycles. Most importantly, PrideFest attendees had the chance to interact with over 50 booths from twenty‐six LGBT agencies, organizations, programs, and projects who came together to showcase the healthy assets of our community and raise awareness about health and wellness. For those who were there last year congratulate yourselves on a job well done for a successful Exercising Pride.

This year we have another opportunity to reach over 10,000 members of the LGBT community on the PrideFest grounds, delivering relevant health messages and providing opportunities for skills building and education—all focused on the critical health issues that affect the quality of life of all LGBT people. This is our chance to build on our successes of last year and move forward with the mission of determining our own health and identifying and addressing those barriers that stand in our way.

You are an important part of this mission as a leader of a Milwaukee LGBT organization and the PrideFest Health and Wellness Committee along with our community sponsors invite you to join us for Exercising Pride 2016.

Organizations that participate will receive the following benefits:

● Free booth space

● Six complimentary tickets to PrideFest

● A chance to promote your organization as a leader in LGBT health and wellness

If you would like to participate in Exercising Pride: PrideFest Health and Wellness area in 2016 please have a representative from your organization attend our mandatory informational meeting. During this meeting you will be able to register for your booth and learn more about any changes to the area in 2016.

The meeting will be held:

Thursday April 14th , 2016; 6‐8pm

Location: 200 N Harbour Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53201 Henry Meijer Festival Grounds(SummerFest Grounds) Administration Building

Food and beverages will be provided

Please RSVP by Wednesday April 13th 2016 to Brian Smith at

bsmith@pridefest.com or to (414)366‐9776

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