By Kristi Frisch
Friends For Life has developed a reputation for not only serving people in our community who are living with HIV/AIDS but for throwing the biggest and most extraordinary Halloween party benefit in Memphis. On Saturday, October 30, you can party with a gnarly pirate or dance with a lovely mermaid at this year’s unbelievable event where the theme is “Shipwrecked!”
Shipwrecked will take place at Bridges in downtown Memphis, located off Auction between 4th and 5th Street. With last year’s attendance well over 500 guests, this year’s party promises to be an even bigger success. Halloween party chairman, John Snook, boasted, “I have no doubt that Shipwrecked is going to be the biggest and best Halloween party we have ever thrown. The party committee has really out done themselves this year. This will be the party that everyone talks about for years to come.” Shipwrecked will include delectable food, music from DJ Steve Anne, and a cash prize costume contest that has to be seen to be believed! Doors open at 8pm and the party will continue into the night.
Linda Safford, Director of Development at Friends For Life, remarked, “The tremendous work of our volunteers continues to amaze me each year! Their dedication to this event makes possible so many of the services that Friends For Life provides, like our food pantry, housing supports, education, and prevention. We could not do this much-needed work throughout the Mid-South without the community’s great support of events like Shipwrecked!”
This annual Halloween party is Friends For Life’s biggest fundraiser, and it supports the mission of the organization: to help persons affected by HIV/AIDS live well. Friends For Life offers comprehensive and client-centered services that include education, housing, food, transportation, healthcare, and healthy life skills training. They also strive to educate the Mid-South community in a manner that heightens awareness, facilitates acceptance, and promotes prevention.
Tickets are available online at friendsforlifecorp.org. Advance tickets cost $35 or you can pay $45 at the door. For additional information you can go to our website, look us up on Facebook or Twitter (twitter.com/fflmemphis), or contact Linda Safford at Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 272-0855 x264.
By Kristi Frisch