Jeanne White-Ginder, whose son died of AIDS, will speak at the 20th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. The event is designed to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, support and testing programs in the community.

White-Ginder  will share her story of love and dedication through her experience of caring and supporting her son, Ryan White, a hemophiliac who contracted AIDS from a tainted blood product, according to a news release from Yellowstone AIDS Project. Today, White-Ginder continues her work on education, understanding and prevention by serving on the advisory board of The AIDS Institute.

The event also will showcase local artist Chance Robinson as the featured artist for 2015. He will reveal a new piece of work at the event. Robinson will donate his original painting that he is creating specifically for this evening’s auction and to reflect the focus of this event. More information about Robinson can be found here.

 

In addition to the featured speaker and artwork, the evening will include a social hour, dinner, silent auction and live auction. Tickets start at $50.

The local fundraiser is held each year by the Yellowstone AIDS Project in celebration of World AIDS Day which takes place on Dec. 1. It is a celebration honoring individuals’ strength and courage while living with HIV and acknowledges the service of those that daily strive to care and make a difference to those with HIV.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.yapmt.org or call 406-245-2029.