Gary Sands Sells Fine Art for HIV/AIDS Care And Research

Gary Sands Sells Fine Art To Contribute To HIV/AIDS Care And Research

Gary Sands Sells Fine Art To Contribute To HIV/AIDS Care And Research

February 19th 2015 marked the night of St Vincent’s Curran Foundations commemorative fundraising dinner for their 30 x 30 campaign, recognising excellence in HIV/AIDS care and research. Di Jones Real Estate is proud to announce that our very own Gary Sands was invited to act as a founding ambassador, and has pledged to personally donate $30, 000 in contribution to what once was the first dedicated HIV/AIDS unit in Australia – Ward 17. At full-capacity, Ward 17 South admitted an average of 50 men and women per month for inpatient HIV/AIDS care. The money donated will fund more comprehensive health screenings and research to aid all people living with HIV /AIDS and, importantly, to provide the best possible HIV treatments for those who are marginalised and disadvantaged in our community. Whilst now the hospital does not have a need for a ward specifically dedicated to HIV/AIDS, as people live longer with HIV, there are still illnesses that arise for people suffering with the illness. While these infections are often typical with ageing the best way to prevent the damage of such complications is something of great importance but not fully understood. In order to better understand the care for people HIV positive, St Vincent’s strives to lead the way in helping people lead positive and healthy lives. Gary will be selling art pieces from his personal collection to fund prevention, research and care for HIV/AIDS in our community. Gary’s support will help in the progress for innovation and education within the St Vincent’s Curran program something he is honoured to be in support of. Gary’s personal art collection is being featured at Annette Larkin Fine Art in Danks St Waterloo showing and selling a selection of indigenous Australian art. The exhibition closes this Saturday February 28th. In addition more of his collection is up for auction with Shapiro Auctioneers tonight at 6pm.