Women at Risk Mourns the Loss of Ann Copeland
Ann Louise Copeland, cofounder and Executive Director of Women At Risk, died February 11, 1996 from long term complications of AIDS.
In 1991, Ann Cofounded Women At Risk with a group of HIV+ women who were frustrated at the lack of services geared to their needs.
Ann was an incredible woman, activist, advocate and friend to many women living with AIDS. Ann spent many hours assisting newly diagnosed women, forming support groups, taking women to appointments, and making a difference in this world.
She participated in many conferences including the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam and has spoken to women from all over the world. In 1995, Ann received the Woman of the Year Award from the California 53rd State Assembly District.
Ann made living in the world a better place for all of us. She wanted us to remember all those infected and affected by HIV, and to assist them however possible. Her dream was and still is today, that as long as there is no cure for HIV/AIDS that Women At Risk continues to be a safe haven for women.
Women At Risk is dedicated to assisting those affected by HIV and to inform the public and those who provide services to persons with AIDS that women have unique needs.
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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.