In 2019 this award-winning poster was included in an exhibition surrounding the NYC AIDS Memorial featuring “the most compelling and impactful art, graphic design and advertising addressing the AIDS crisis from the mid-1980s through today.” The exhibition features a visual timeline designed to “educate viewers, particularly younger generations, about the caregivers and activists who heroically helped change the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic."
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Camp Sunburst for Children with AIDS
Center for Attitudinal Healing intern, Pediatric Nurse Geri DeLaRosa, was asked by Dr. Jampolsky in 1987 to create a program for Children with HIV/AIDS. They were in hiding and were in serious need of social support due to the worsening stigmas around the disease amidst a global pandemic. Geri later became director for the Center’s Children’s programs.
Camp Sunburst, which Geri created, had been a camp for kids with cancer and leukemia. It was a natural given that Camp Sunburst in 1988 become the nation’s first holistically designed summer camp program for Children with HIV/AIDS.
Geri used the Principals of Attitudinal Healing to train her volunteers and guided her staff as to how to work with dying children and loss and grief in those early years. She shares that she is forever grateful that Jerry had a vision and that he believed in her during those times.
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