December 1st is the World AIDS
Awareness candlelight memorial to be held in front of the Maury Regional
Hospital in Columbia, TN at 7:00pm. Refreshments to follow with a
discussion led by Dr. Greg Wilson, from Vanderbilt Pediatric Infectious
Disease Clinic. The public is invited and encourage to attend.
We hope for a big turnout and the weather to cooperate.
We offer services to any
children who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS in the seven
counties of middle Tennessee. Most contacts are through Vanderbilt
Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic and/or parent request. We are
only a phone call away and folks know they can depend on us.
Often we can help refer
TennCare and/or mental health problems. If it is for the parent
and/or caregiver, they are referred to appropriate agencies that help
resolve adult problems.
We provide over the
counter medicines and prescription medicines not covered by insurance or
TennCare. We provide basic necessities such as Tylenol, cough
syrups, ear drops and etc. The medicines are dispensed through
Vanderbilt Clinic and/or pharmacies. We also provide meals for the
parent when the child has to be hospitalized. This helps speed the
recovery for the child.
We visit the children
when they are hospitalized or if they are homebound. They receive
cards and gifts when we know they are ill. KFA is there for support.
Other items provided are:
Treasure box treats for
Frequent pizza parties
for socialization, with whole families being included.
Hospital gifts to ALL
children on holidays at both Vanderbilt and Maury Regional Hospital.
services as requested by the Clinic and/or parent.
Free literature to the
Winter coats, boots as
needed by the families.
We are a non-profit,
community based organization, run solely by volunteers. We rely on
private donations and fundraisers to help subsidize the two small grants
We are active in all the
communities, as the events and opportunities are presented. We are
able to do speaking engagements to enlighten the communities.
How can you help? We are
always looking for people interested in helping us make children
happy. If you or someone you know would like more information
contact us at 931/840-3533 or fax 931/381-8913. Our meetings are
always the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. All meetings are open
to interested parties.
We can use lots of help
with deliveries, crafts, donations and fundraisers. Thank you for
your interest KIDS FIGHTING AIDS, INC.