05 October 2013

World AIDS Day Breakfast

Wednesday - December 4, 2013

Over thirty years ago the first cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) garnered the world's attention. Since then, over 600,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS and more than 56,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV each year. Currently, there are more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV. Moreover, almost half of all Americans know someone living with HIV. In King County alone there are an estimated 7,500 men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

05 October 2013

Our Breakfast Emcee Peggy Platt

PeggyPlattPeggy Platt is a 35-year veteran of Seattle's stand-up comedy, sketch and theater scenes and past winner of the Seattle Laff Off. Half of the longest running sketch comedy group Dos Fallopia (with Lisa Koch), she's been honored nine times in Seattle Weekly's "Best of Seattle," and they've performed 20 years of the Seattle Christmas tradition "Ham of the Holidays."

She's been fighting HIV and AIDS for 26 years, going all the way back to the Chicken Soup Brigade and serving as the first Gay Bingo host.

Organizations close to her heart include NARAL, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, the Pride Foundation, Hands Off Washington, the ACLU and the Girl Scouts of America.