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"Let's Fight for Out Rights ...And Party! Superheroes Needed" Caracole 2023 Gala Logo

Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
Coppin’s Restaurant and Bar in The Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Pam Kravetz
Gala Chair

Gala Committee

Darnell Pierre Benjamin
Emma Durham
Mark Haggard

Annie Lewis
Jodie Linver
Geoff Raker

James Reynolds
Ilene Ross Tucker
Matt Wenker

Party For Our Rights

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More than ever, HIV stigma, inequalities and punitive laws threaten our mission, the people we serve and our community. Our superheroes showed up on September 23, 2023 at Coppin’s Restaurant in The Hotel Covington in support of the fight against stigma all while having a good time for our cause! 

Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and interactive experiences before hitting the dance floor to the beats of DJ Mr. Fantastic, all to benefit Caracole.

Thank you to all our superheroes—your identities are secret no more!

Comic text reading, "Unleash Your Inner Hero!"

We honored these SUPER friends who have been heroic in the fight against HIV/AIDS:

Illustration of Judith Feinberg, a older light-skinned woman, drawn as Wonder Woman in a power pose with her hands on her hips.

Judith Feinberg, MD
Vice Chair, Research & Professor, Infectious Diseases, West Virginia University

Illustration of Tom Swormstedt, an older light-skinned man with glasses and a beard, drawn as superman in a power pose with his fists on his hips.

Tod Swormstedt
Founder, American Sign Museum

Illustration of Tom Synan, an older light-skinned man, drawn as Batman with his arms at his side.

Thomas Synan
Chief of Police, Newtown & Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition Steering Committee Member

Watch the video to learn more about our honorees:

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Comic book stye text reading, "Pop!"

Couldn’t attend our gala?

For those unable to join or for our friends who live too far to travel for this experience, we missed you and look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Please know that we rely heavily on our fundraising events to meet the costs crucial to fulfilling our mission and donations at any time are always welcome.

Interested in becoming a sponsor at our next event?

Whichever sponsorship level you choose, you’re already a superhero to us! Reach out to [email protected] or (513) 761-1480.

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