Healing Balm tackles spread of HIV, AIDS and cervical cancer in Black community

Moorer, Talise D.
February 2006
New York Amsterdam News;2/2/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 6, p46
The article focuses on the objectives of Balm in Gilead Inc. (BIG) to deal with life-threatening diseases such as AIDS and cervical cancer within the African Diaspora in the U.S. From March 5, 2006 to March 11, 2006, BIG will launch its 17th Annual Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, bringing together some of the nation's most prominent voices from African American pulpits across the country under the theme "United We Stand Against HIV/AIDS." BIG's founder and chief executive officer Pernessa Seele has dedicated the past 17 years of her life to pioneering a ministry that breaks the silence of the Black church and overall faith community who have allegedly under-serviced a population of people devastated by diseases.


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