BNoticed and Hillcrest Pharmacy Proudly Sponsor San Diego’s HIV/AIDS Women’s Conference
03/07/2010

Annual Conference will be held at the San Diego LGBT Center on March 10, 2010 from 2-8 PM

Online PR News – 07-March-2010 – – San Diego, CA – Hillcrest Pharmacy, a leading community pharmacy located in the heart of San Diego, and BNoticed, a full service promotional products distributor of logoed merchandise and customized apparel, announced that they will join a lead planner and fiscal sponsor, Christie’s Place, in supporting the Annual San Diego HIV/AIDS Women’s Conference: A Woman’s Voice on March 10th.

The conference will be held at the San Diego LGBT Center which is donating the use of its auditorium for the event. “We want to give special thanks to the San Diego LGBT Center. Without their support, this conference would not be possible this year,” says Liz Brosnan, Executive Director of Christie’s Place.

Today, about one in four Americans living with HIV are women. While the statistics are alarming, there are simple steps that can be taken to protect women from getting HIV — or preventing women from passing it to others, including their children. While there is no cure yet, many women with HIV and AIDS are living longer and stronger lives thanks to a number of new treatments. The one day conference will explore these topics while providing educational materials, exhibits and empowerment to participants.

With its specialty in HIV/AIDS therapies and an interest in women’s advocacy, Hillcrest Pharmacy saw a perfect fit between its services and mission and the mission of the A Women’s Voice conference. Hillcrest Pharmacy has supported the conference for four years, actively participating through sponsorship and by hosting health seminars. “On a daily basis, Hillcrest Pharmacy sees the impact HIV/AIDS has on individuals’ lives. Christie’s Place and the Women’s Voice conference support individuals in the places therapies cannot. Over the past four years I have seen the impact the Women’s Voice conference has had on our community: inspiring, powerful, and impactful,” says Susan Baeza, owner and founder of Hillcrest Pharmacy.

Christie’s Place has been involved in planning local HIV women’s conferences since its founding in 1996.
This is the fifth year that the event has been held in honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. “Christie’s Place is an important asset to our community and we’re proud to join forces with them, the LGBT Center and Hillcrest Pharmacy to support this great event.” says Gregg Taft, owner of BNoticed.

The conference will be held on March 10, 2010 from 2-8 PM at the San Diego LGBT Center, 3909 Centre Street, in Hillcrest. The event includes a health fair from 2-4 PM. Spanish translation will be provided. Childcare will also be available for potty trained children ages 3-12. For more information, contact Christie’s Place at (619) 702-4186 or brosnan@christiesplace.org.

“A Woman’s Voice is one of the most important and critical events in San Diego County for HIV+ women. This conference brings women together in a safe environment, provides valuable education, combats stigma and creates solidarity amongst women in our community.”

For more information about Christie’s Place and other future events, visit www.christiesplace.org. For information about BNoticed visit www.bnoticed.com and for information about Hillcrest Pharmacy visit www.hillcrestpharmacy.com.

About Christie’s Place

Christie’s Place is a leading nonprofit organization that provides HIV/AIDS education, support, advocacy, and basic needs assistance. Transforming lives since 1996, they are the only nonprofit in San Diego whose mission is dedicated to serving women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Clients can access comprehensive social services provided by expert staff and a network of collaborative partners. Christie’s Place is a women-led, women-focused agency that has filled a critical need for culturally competent health education and social services to at-risk and HIV+ women and their children. They maintain an underlining principle of hope and instill a sense of empowerment to all they serve. It is this very experience and their open doors which make them a unique resource and endowment to the community.

About BNoticed

BNoticed is a full service distributor of innovative and lasting promotional products and customized apparel. The company serves a wide range of businesses, organizations and non-profit causes to build brand recognition, promote events and outreach programs, and create effective marketing campaigns. Based in San Diego, California, BNoticed provides products and services to customers across the United States.

About Hillcrest Pharmacy

Hillcrest Pharmacy serves its community through its dedication to compassionate, diversity-embracing, and personalized service. Since it first opened its doors in 2001, Hillcrest Pharmacy has served over 10,000 unique individuals in seeking optimal health. As the only locally owned pharmacy in the area, Hillcrest Pharmacy prides itself in its commitment to community involvement and service.

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