May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011
Camp Heartsong

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Monday and I hope you had a safe and great weekend. It was another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear.

I should hopefully have the pictures from the 26th annual AIDS Walk New York City done in the next couple of days. So today I would like to share the pictures from Camp Heartsong which Dab the AIDS Bear attended recently.

Camp Heartsong is A spiritual retreat for persons living with HIV/AIDS, for professionals who work in the field of AIDS, and for caregivers.

Below is a slide show featuring pictures from the event this year:

The Alabama Heartsong Retreat is an interfaith spiritual retreat for adults (19 and older) living with HIV and AIDS, those who work in the epidemic, and for caregivers. The primary goal is for each participant to take the time to listen to his/her own heartsong and to use what is learned to continue one's own spiritual growth.

Persons living with HIV disease are given priority and professionals who work in the AIDS field are invited. Caregivers are also encouraged to participate. Most participants are from Alabama, but many persons come from other states in the southeast. The Alabama Heartsong Retreat is coordinated by The UABs 1917 Clinic and Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and is planned by past participants and staff members. The retreat is limited to the first 50 individuals. Childcare is not provided.

We were hosted by Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama, one and a half hours northwest of Birmingham. Accommodations are "dorm style" with 2 to a room (single beds). All meals are provided by the retreat center. Directions will be sent with a confirmation letter after a registration form is received.

For more information, see their website at:

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab