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Farrell event helps AIDS Foundation

Kathleen Farrell, executive director of the Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce for the past 18 years, will be paid tribute on Aug. 5 during a brunch in her honor.

“Kathy was resistant to the whole concept,” said her longtime friend Douglas County Librarian Patty Timmens, “until she learned of the good work the Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation performs. An event honoring Kathy Farrell is a long overdue and AIDS, as a cause, is something she has long-championed.”

Proceeds from the event will primarily benefit Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS at the entire south shore of Lake Tahoe.

Organizers of the brunch note Farrell’s many contributions to other causes such as domestic violence and drug abuse.

“She is a role model of selflessness and altruism,” said another longtime friend, Sue Barton. “Her many friends and admirers are taking this opportunity to thank her.”

The program following the brunch will feature Neil Flynn, M.D., who is the professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of AIDS and Retired Disorders at the University of California Medical Center at Davis. He will present the current status of, and recent advances, in the treatment of HIV and AIDS.

The event will take place outdoor at 3071 Sacramento Ave., in South Lake Tahoe. The brunch will begin at noon with Celtic harp music provided by Ann Roos. A mixer will follow at 1 p.m. with the program featuring Dr. Flynn beginning at 1:30 p.m.

A silent auction will take place at the front of the residence. Admission to the silent auction is free of charge and he general public is encouraged to view the vast array of donated items. Auction donations are sought.

Tickets are $25 for both the brunch and program and $15 for the program featuring Flynn only. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information call (530) 544-6959.

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