Featured Artist Series: Barbara Psimas

We’re making Artopia 2015 our best ever! Our partners at 7Hills Communications are producing several videos featuring some of the artists that support Big Bend Cares and Artopia. Artist Barbara Psimas is the next talent in our Featured Artist Series for Artopia 2015. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about Barbara and her special approach…

UNC-Chapel Hill, GSK partner to find cure for HIV/AIDS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading global public research university with significant expertise in HIV basic and clinical research, and GSK, a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a legacy of success in developing treatments for HIV, today announced the creation of the dedicated HIV Cure center and a jointly…

Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

WebMD News from HealthDay By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body’s immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm that the vaccine works, and researchers don’t…

Artopia 2015 Art Gallery – Now Showing!

We are excited to present you with a sampling of this year’s fantastic art to be auctioned off at Artopia. You’re sure to see something you like in our galleries, and there’s more art to come! Artopia 2015 is right around the corner, and this year’s event stands to be the biggest and most rewarding…

Artopia 2015 – Better than Ever!

Big Bend Cares is thrilled our “Friends in Art” have generously decided to partner with us this year pump up our prize pool for our valued artists. The Frame Shoppe is offering a 25% discount on framing for artists participating in Artopia. The Frame Shoppe is a generous friend to Tallahassee for life, and Big…

What is HIV/AIDS?

PublicHealth.org is an organization dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. When the AIDS crisis hit 30+ years ago, Americans faced a public health scare unlike anything they’d seen before. Stories of this devastating disease were a staple of the daily news. In recent…

Expansion plans underway for Big Bend Cares

Rob Renzi peered out a window facing South Monroe Street, pointing to an adjacent block where Big Bend Cares wants to build a two-story, 25,000-square-foot medical center. In February, the Tallahassee nonprofit submitted preliminary plans to the city’s Growth Management Department, and last week paperwork was finalized to acquire seven lots on 1.8 acres at…

Friends and Artists – Join Us for Artopia 2015

Dear Friends & Artists, Artopia 2015 is right around the corner, and this year’s event stands to be the biggest and most rewarding ever for the families that we serve. It is hard to believe that Big Bend Cares has been hosting the area’s largest charity art auction for 17 years! Because the number of…

Holiday Angels – A Huge Success!

With only a few deliveries to go, ‪#‎HolidayAngels‬ has been a huge success! We would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors and donors for making this a special Christmas for some kids who could use a little lift. A special thank you must also be given to Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary, Krewe…

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces Grants

Today, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced more than $3.2 million in new grants, bringing the Foundation’s total grant disbursements for the calendar year 2014 to more than $6.8 million. With this third and final round of grant-making for the year, EJAF awarded 12 new and 40 renewal grants to innovative projects addressing the…