by Borderstan.com March 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,373 0

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Whitman-Walker Health’s annual spring event, “Be the Care,” will take place on April 19 at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 16th and P Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT]borderstan.com and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.

Don’t miss out!

Tickets to Whitman-Walker Health’s “Be the Care” annual spring affair are on sale and going fast. “Be the Care” will celebrate U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who will receive this year’s “Partner for Life” award.

The event, which is to take place on April 19 at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 16th and P Streets NW, will be emceed by Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour.”

At least one-half of the tickets are already gone, so hop onto Whitman-Walker’s website and get yours now!

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by Borderstan.com March 25, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

Borderstan, Elzabeth Taylor, Whitman Walker Clinic, 14th Street NW

In remembrance: Flowers for Elizabeth Taylor were left at the entrance to the Whitman Walker Clinic at 14th and S Streets NW on Thursday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Maybe it was the weather, but this was one LONG week. You know the drill, talk to me @MichLancaster on Twitter.

Whitman-Walker Clinic: Flowers for Liz

Following Elizabeth Taylor’s death on Wednesday, local residents left flowers in front of the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at the Whitman-Walker Clinic (WWC). Located at 14th and R Streets NW, the clinic serves many people with HIV/AIDS. The clinic posted a statement on its website today regarding Taylor’s death. It reads in part, “Elizabeth Taylor was the first major Hollywood star to take up the banner of HIV/AIDS activism.” WWC named the center after her in 1993 to recognize her activism and Taylor came the dedication.

Census Data Says Ward 2 Must Shrink

If you’re a stats and/or chart geek, today was your Christmas. Yes, Borderstan, there has been a release of Census data! Greater Greater Washington does a fabulous job of analyzing the data for those of us liberal arts majors who count on our fingers to do math (um… don’t judge me). The quick and dirty: D.C. population grew, Ward 2 grew by a whopping 16% while Wards 7 and 8 shrank. That means redistricting of wards, including how to account for undercounting of minority areas like Wards 7 and 8. For those who don’t know, most of Borderstan’s coverage area is Ward 2 area (Dupont-Logan); Ward 2 also includes Shaw, Georgetown and Chinatown. The northern part of Borderstan is in Ward 1, which includes the U Street corridor, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant. Ward 1 grew by about 4%.

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by Borderstan.com December 2, 2010 at 7:50 am 0

World AIDS Day Dupont Circle Luis Gomez Photos

Dupont Circle: The annual candlelight vigil on World Aids Day was held Wednesday evening. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Dupont Circle was again the sight of Whitman-Walker Clinic’s annual candlelight vigil on World AIDS Day. About 100 people showed up to light candles, hear speakers, remember loved ones lost to AIDS and show support for people living with HIV. It was a moving ceremony that also reminds us that AIDS is still a threat to millions of people around the world — and it keeps spreading.

Dec. 2 deadline: The D.C. HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (HPCPG), is looking for new members. The HPCPG is an all-volunteer group that works with the D.C. government each year to create a prevention plan to stop the spread of HIV in the District. Download the fact sheet and application.

According to the Whitman-Walter Clinic, there are more than 15,000 people living with AIDS in the Washington metropolitan area and tens of thousands more are estimated to be infected with the HIV virus. WWC is located at 14th and R St. NW.

by Borderstan.com November 29, 2010 at 5:45 am 1,397 1 Comment

From Berrak Sarikaya

Wednesday is World AIDS Day and the 2010 theme is “Building on Success.” World AIDS Day is celebrated each year on Dec. 1 around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days as well as a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.

Dec. 2 deadline: The D.C. HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (HPCPG), is looking for new members. The HPCPG is an all-volunteer group that works with the D.C. government each year to create a prevention plan to stop the spread of HIV in the District. Download the fact sheet and application.

According to the Whitman-Walter Clinic, there are more than 15,000 people living with AIDS in the Washington metropolitan area and tens of thousands more are estimated to be infected with the HIV virus.

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by Borderstan.com October 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm 2,035 5 Comments

14th Street NW, District Condos,

The residential and retail development will span the S to Swann Street block on the west side of 14th Street NW. Shown above is the old Whitman-Walker Building at 14th and S Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos).

From Tom Hay

In a confluence of interest, developers, real estate agents, politicians, local business owners and residents gathered at Garden District, 14th and S Streets NW, on Wednesday. The occasion was the the naming announcement of the condo and retail development planned for the northwest corner of the intersection.

Demolition of the current buildings, except for the Whitman-Walker facade, should begin soon.

The site includes the historic building that housed the Whitman Walker Clinic and the properties north to Swann Street. Early in the presentation, the banner on the former Clinic building was released: the name of the luxury project will be District Condos. JBG is working with the international developer Grosvenor on the project.

Mark Darley, a Senior VP of Grosvenor, commented in his remarks that “the market has returned.”

Councilmembers Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) attended the event. Evans acknowledged that although the project was in his ward, Graham’s ward was just across the street, to the east.

Graham has strong ties to the building and the neighborhood. He served as director of the Whitman Walker Clinic from 1984 until election to the City Council in 1998. Graham recounted the successes of the clinic in its early days, and commented that the building now slated to be part of the development was purchased for $1.25 million in 1986.

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by Borderstan.com September 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm 1,048 1 Comment

AIDS Walk Washington

The 2010 AIDS Walk Washington is Saturday, Oct. 2. (Whitman Walker Clinic)

Yep, Lynda Carter will serve as Grand Marshal this Saturday of the 24th annual AIDS Walk Washington. The star of that fab ’70s TV show, Wonder Woman, is this year’s celebrity walk marshal.

For our younger readers, Wikipedia notes that the show “starred Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor.” Wonder Woman ran three seasons, 1976 to 1979, on ABC. Here area a couple of YouTube clips (this one has the “spin” transformation). And, she could deflect bullets!

Her appearance is for a very good cause: The 5K AIDS Walk Washington provides funds for HIV services and treatment at Whitman Walker Clinic, a non-profit health care provider. Its main office is here in our neighborhood, at 14th and R NW, with a satellite office in Southeast DC. An estimated 3% of DC’s population is living with HIV–approximately 18,000 people.

The AIDS Walk begins and ends this Saturday, October 2, at Freedom Plaza (14th and Pennsylvania NW). Kick off time for the walk is 9:15 am for the 5K course;the route map is available in PDF. Full details below.

Three Ways to Help

You can support Whitman Walker and the AIDS Walk Washington in one of three ways:

AIDS Walk Information

  • What: 24th annual AIDS Walk Washington to benefit HIV/AIDS services of Whitman-Walker Clinic. The 5K walk and run will begin and end at Freedom Plaza, follow Pennsylvania Avenue and cross the National Mall.
  • Who: Walk Grand Marshal Lynda Carter; DC elected officials; Whitman-Walker Clinic Executive Director Don Blanchon; and thousands of walkers and volunteers from across the DC metropolitan area. NBC4 Anchor Craig Melvin will emcee. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington will perform the national anthem. Local recording artist Peter Fox will perform the world live debut of his single “Change the World” to benefit AIDS Walk. The National Danish Performance Team and Kaution Dance Kru will perform in the post-Walk program.
  • Why: To raise funds for Whitman-Walker Clinic and the direct services it provides to people affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Where: Walk begins and ends at Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
  • When: Opening ceremony begins at 8:15 am. The 5K timed run starts at 9:00 am. The walk steps off at 9:15 am.
  • Background: More than three percent of the DC population is living with HIV. One in every seven gay or bisexual men in DC is living with HIV. To date, more than 4,000 individuals have registered to participate. Whitman-Walker Clinic’s annual Courage Award will be presented as part of the pre-Walk ceremony. The award is presented to individuals who have displayed strength and bravery while living with HIV/AIDS.

by Borderstan.com September 30, 2009 at 7:22 am 1,371 2 Comments

A reminder that DC AIDS Walk 2009 is coming up on Saturday morning… with the pre-Walk program at 8:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. The annual walk benefits the Whitman-Walker Clinic and proceeds help people living with HIV-AIDS in the metro area. (Remember that WWC is our neighbor here in Borderstan.)

Here is the statistic you need to know: 1 in 20 adults in DC has HIV-AIDS, an extremely high rate in the United States. Your support is needed.

If you are walking on Saturday and want to solicit donations for yourself and/or your team, post a link in the comments section right here on this posting. On Thursday, I will do a posting with the listings that are in the comments. For example, I am on the Luis Gomez Photos Team. So, include your name and/or your team name and link.

Thanks!

by Borderstan.com March 5, 2009 at 8:38 am 0

Artist rendering of the development planned for west side of 14th Street NW between S and Swann Streets. (Image: JGB Companies via DCmud.)

Artist rendering of the development planned for west side of 14th Street NW between S and Swann Streets. (Image: JGB Companies via DCmud.)

More info about the biiiiigggg project planned for the Whitman-Walker Clinic space on the west side of 14th Street NW between S and Swann Streets: First Look at the New Whitman-Walker Site” on DCmud: The Urban Real Estate Digest of Washington DC.

Earlier Borderstan postings here and here on the WWC development project.

by Borderstan.com February 5, 2009 at 7:04 am 0

ANC 2B Web site.)

ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

Looks like the February meeting of ANC 2B/Dupont Circle on February 11 has a couple of interesting items on the agenda:

  • “Final DDOT presentation of 17th St Streetscape for approval”
  • “Review of Concept Plans for Whitman Walker Project (2B09)”

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by Borderstan.com December 7, 2008 at 8:32 am 0

anc2bThe Decmeber meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B /Dupont Circle is this Thursday, December 11 (meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month). Time is 7 p.m. and location is the Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q NW (entrance on Q). The agenda is available online (PDF). (more…)

by Borderstan.com November 9, 2008 at 4:20 pm 0

14th & You has the goods on what’s happening on a stretch of 14th Street NW:

In spite of the current economic climate, the pace of development along 14th street is letting up.

At an otherwise uneventful ANC2f meeting yesterday evening, the ANC and meeting attendees were treated to a presentation regarding the forthcoming development of the former Whitman-Walker Clinic building, located along 14th St. between S St. and Swann. There have been some changes to the project since it was originally announced and discussed earlier this year. For those not quite up to speed on the project, here’s a brief run-through.

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by Borderstan.com October 7, 2008 at 7:05 am 1,053 0

Greg Louganis was Grand Marshall of the DC AIDS Walk 2008. He is an Olympic diving Gold Medalist and has been living with HIV for many years.

Greg Louganis was Grand Marshall of the DC AIDS Walk 2008. He is an Olympic diving Gold Medalist and has been living with HIV for many years. (Photo from onephotographaday.com.)

Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty greets walkers along the route on Saturday at the DC AIDS Walk 2008. (Photo from onephotographaday.com.)

Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty greets walkers along the route on Saturday at the DC AIDS Walk 2008. (Photo from onephotographaday.com.)

We participated in the DC AIDS Walk 2008 this past Saturday… it was a gloriously beautiful Fall day. The starting and ending point was Freedom Plaza at 14th and Pennsylvania NW.

The Walk benefits Whitman-Walker Clinic and people living with HIV/AIDS in the DC Metro area. Donations through the Walk are being accepted through the end of 2008 — you can donate online right here.

Here are a couple of photos courtesy of One Photograph A Day. (Full disclosure: this photo blogger is my partner.)

Borderstan.com WANTS to publish photos from Borderstanians and I implore you: Send us images of your dog, your garden, something interesting in the neighorhood or city, your prize-winning pumpkin, anything… Please!

Send your photo file to [email protected]

by Borderstan.com September 28, 2008 at 6:48 pm 0

DC AIDS Walk 2007 kick-off (photo from DC AID Walk Web site).

DC AIDS Walk 2007 kick-off (photo from DC AID Walk Web site).

Greetings, Borderstanians. The DC AIDS Walk 2008 is next Saturday, October 4, with a kick-off time of 9:15 a.m. at Freedom Plaza at 14th and Pennsylvania NW.  The 5K (3.1 miles) walk/run benefits Whitman-Walker Clinic and people living with HIV/AIDS. Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Greg Louganis is this year’s grand marshall of the walk

If you are walking and raising money, we will be glad to create a link here on Borderstan.com to your donations page. Please send me your information and page link by 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 30. Send an email to [email protected]I would like to do a posting on Tuesday evening with links to Borderstanians’ AIDS Walk donation pages.

From the WWC DC AIDS Walk Web site:

AIDS Walk Washington is a 5K fund-raising walk/run benefiting and produced by Whitman-Walker Clinic. Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit community-based health organization composed of volunteers and staff who provide dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Each step brings hope. Every dollar promises care. You can make the difference.

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