2017 World AIDS Day Luncheon
Location: Hilton Post Oak
11:30 AM Champagne Reception
12:00 PM Luncheon
Olympic Diving Champion Greg Louganis will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 World AIDS Day Luncheon. Greg is simply the greatest diver in history. 2016 marked the 40th Anniversary of his first Olympic win--a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, in platform diving, at the tender age of 16. Eight years later he became the first male diver to get double gold in springboard and platform in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and again in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He has earned a total of 5 Olympic medals, 5 World Championship titles and 47 national titles — more than any person in U.S. history. His records remain unbroken. In 1988 Greg Louganis also tested positive for HIV. Coming out as a gay athlete in a time when it simply was not done, his 1995 autobiography, Breaking the Surface, spent five weeks at Number One on the New York Times bestseller list and his PGA and Emmy nominated Documentary Back on Board is receiving rave reviews nationwide and can now be seen on HBO.
The story of Greg’s life is a story that has inspired millions. Today, as a speaker, author, actor, activist, humanitarian and designer, he continues his tradition of excellence in every field he touches. Come hear his amazing story and be inspired by his courageous example at the 2017 World AIDS Day Luncheon. Greg will also sign copies of his autobiography after the luncheon.
This year, the World AIDS Day Luncheon will be benefitting two agencies: AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. and Avenue 360 Health & Wellness. Both organizations play a vital role in ending new infections while supporting those who are HIV positive by offering comprehensive care. Care that only a strong strategic alliance can offer.
By combining the Human Side and the Medical Side of HIV Care, the whole person is served. Your support of the 2017 World AIDS Day Luncheon: Mission Undetectable will help provide housing, food, neighborhood outreach, prevention through education and testing, behavioral health, biomedical prevention such as PrEP, dental care, life skills, case management, and many other supportive services.
|Co-Chair Caroline Starry||Co-Chair Greg Gremillion|
Caroline Starry and Jeff Gremillion are the co-chairs of the 2017 World AIDS Day Luncheon.
Caroline Starry is a freelance writer and editor who has supported Houston arts and artists since having served 3 years as membership manager at CAMH starting in 2005. She is current board president of The Catastrophic Theatre, sits on committees for CAMH and the Menil Contemporaries and the board of Lott Entertainment. An HGO Ovation Award recipient, she has chaired many events and worked countless more as Becca Cason Thrash’s assistant for 2 years.
Jeff Gremillion is the editor of Houston CityBook magazine. He is a Louisiana native and a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. He moved to Houston in 2005 to help launch Houston magazine, where he served as editor-in-chief until 2016. Before that, Gremillion was an editor at Entertainment Weekly and Columbia Journalism Review magazines, among others. He has written for Readers Digest, TV Guide, Cooking Light, Time Out New York and many other publications.
Tickets for the luncheon start at $150. Tables start at $1,500. Click here for tickets and additional information.