ARCW to honor Mayor, Pabst, others for AIDS leadership

Lisa Neff, Staff writer

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will present its top leadership award to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at its annual Make A Promise Dinner Gala April 17 at the Midwest Airlines Center.

“For 25 years Mayor Barrett has been a steadfast leader in the fight against AIDS,” ARCW president Doug Nelson said. “In the state Legislature he led efforts to prohibit discrimination against people with HIV, in Congress he was a leading voice to lift the ban on federal funding of needle exchange and as mayor he has protected HIV funding in the city budget even during the toughest of fiscal times.”

Other honorees at the dinner will include Joe Pabst, who has raised more than $240,000 for ARCW, and state Sen. Jeff Plale, who helped secure $1.8 million in new state funding for expanding the ARCW Medical Center in Green Bay and Milwaukee.

To purchase tickets for the Make A Promise Dinner Gala or to make a donation, contact Tad Gospodarek, ARCW director of special events at 414-225-1598.