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February 16, 2006
ASC staffers, our friends from Cable Positive, and representatives from various corporate sponsors celebrate the room naming and display special plaques honoring their commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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On the evening of December 7, Cable Positive's New York Chapter and representatives from ten cable companies joined ASC for a special room dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASC's program offices in Union Square.

Since 2003, Cable Positive's New York Chapter and its members have supported ASC in countless ways—sponsoring fundraisers and clothing drives, volunteering at agency events, and even helping to create and air ASC's first-ever public service announcement.

The time had arrived to show Cable Positive and its sponsors just how much their generous support has meant to ASC and the people we serve.

The evening began with ASC and the New York Chapter co-presenting special awards to a variety of corporate sponsors, including Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey, Showtime, HBO, YES Network, FOX Cable, Playboy, OLN, HERE!, SoapNet, and Rainbow Media Holdings. Representatives of these corporations received engraved plaques recognizing their important role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Next, ASC Executive Director/CEO Sharen I. Duke and Steve Villano, the President of Cable Positive's national organization, surprised the chapter co-chairs with a special awards presentation honoring their personal leadership and dedication to the cause.

The festivities culminated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, during which ASC officially named one its counseling rooms in honor of Cable Positive's New York Chapter. Sharen Duke unveiled an illuminated glass block that had been permanently inset in the room's outer wall. The block features a handsome etching of the chapter's "Join the Fight!" slogan and organizational logo.

"Naming the counseling room in honor of Cable Positive's New York Chapter is a tangible expression of our sincere appreciation for the chapter's enormous support of ASC," said Duke. "Cable Positive is an important ally, and now everyone who visits ASC will see how much we value their dedication to ASC and to all New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS."

Photos: Titus Kana (titus@kanaphoto.com)

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