Nashville CARES commemorates 20 years of community service

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Nashville CARES (Community AIDS Resources, Education and Services) will honor its volunteers, employees, supporters and community partners during a 20th anniversary dinner to be held Sunday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville.

The evening will pay tribute to the contributions the organization has made to the community and feature a special performance by legendary songwriter and acclaimed recording artist Beth Nielsen Chapman.

“CARES was founded in 1985 by a dedicated group of volunteers who recognized the need for community education about HIV/AIDS, as well as the need to provide services for those living with the disease,” according to Joe Interrante, Nashville CARES CEO. “With the continued support of the community, we have been able to expand and diversify our programs and services over the past two decades to meet the growing challenges of this epidemic.”

Today, CARES provides a full range of services to more than 2,000 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, and their families, and educates more than 35,000 adults and youth throughout Middle Tennessee.

Tickets and information for the 20th anniversary dinner can be obtained by calling Nashville CARES at 615-259-4866