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Regrets Only: Nutley Little Theater Play to Benefit Client Services at Buddies of NJ

Regrets Only:  Nutley Little Theater Play to Benefit Client Services at Buddies of NJ


CALL Theater Box Office for tickets at 973-667-0374

email: OR call Bob @ 201-489-2900 for more information

Bergen County Health Fair 4/23

Bergen County Health Fair – Sunday April 23rd 12-5pm

SUNDAY April 23rd

Bergen County Health Fair 4/23

Bergen County Health Fair

SUNDAY – APRIL 23rd 12-5pm

ONE STOP health support resources to make life easier ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

BEEFSTEAK DINNER to Kickoff the 2017 NJ AIDS WALK – 3/30/17


BUDDIES of NJ, Inc. proudly joins the HACKENSACK CHAMBER of COMMERCE for a Beefsteak Dinner to Kickoff NJ AIDS WALK.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Funds raised will be donated to the New Jersey AIDS WALK – RIDGEWOOD LOCATION

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Week & Day of Remembrance on Nov. 19

Join us Saturday, November 19th, 2016

FREE Luncheon and Health Education at 2:30 pm.
Followed by Memorial Service & Reception 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
To be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – 67 Church St. Teaneck, NJ

For questions. please contact Ray Welsh at NJ Buddies

Provided by Janssen Pharmacueticals
Catered by Vitale’s

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Transgender Awareness Week Flyer

Asbury Park, NJ

25th Annual LGBTI Jersey Pride Celebration on Sunday, June 5th

Join Buddies on Sunday June 5, 2016 at Noon for the Jersey Pride Celebration and Parade.


Buddies is proud to stand in solidarity with Jersey’s GLBT Community as we celebrate the accomplishments we have created in our state. THIS IS LIKE ALL THE OTHER HEALTH FAIRS WE DO… ONLY EXCEPT MUCH MORE FUN ! Buddies is proud to stand in solidarity with Jersey’s GLBT Community as we celebrate the accomplishments we have created in our state. This community has been hit hard by the virus and too long to be heard; that did not stop them for pioneering a way to understand the disease and find a means to supply help to EVERYONE AFFECTED even when resource were not coming in! This community leads tearing down stigma in every community so those affected would be less looked at as a leper and more looked at as brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters, worthy of life and attention to this devastating disease. Much life has been given to celebrate… but we are far from over. Unfortunately, the community has not been immune to the resurgence of this virus. We met several new clients at last years celebration… both gay and straight. We are all affected by HIV and this event is very much comfortable for people of every walk of life to attend. So bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your families to have fun.
Time: June 5, 2016, Noon to 7pm
Location: Asbury Park, NJ – Festival grounds located at 5th & Ocean Avenues
Parade steps off at noon from City Hall
Click Here for the Event Details and Much More Information.
For Questions, Contact Ray Welsh at


5th Annual New Jersey AIDS Walk – 5/1/2016


LOCATION: Ridgewood Duck Pond – Saddle River County Park, 1133 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ, 07450

One Day – One Cause – Five Locations

RIDGEWOOD – Newark – Morristown – Asbury Park – Atlantic City HELP SAVE LIVES.

Several of New Jersey’s leading AIDS Service Organizations have unified their efforts to produce a single state-wide awareness and fundraising event on the first Sunday in May. On this one day, in five separate locations, thousands of people will walk in solidarity throughout the state of New Jersey to support people living with HIV/AIDS. This coordinated effort is designed to raise awareness that AIDS is still a major healthcare issue in our state, as well as raise funds to help support the efforts of the participating HIV/AIDS Service Organizations. With more than 38,000 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey, we are in the top 10 for the highest rate of reported cases of HIV infection in the United States. Although people living with HIV/AIDS often face acts of prejudice and discrimination, AIDS is an equal opportunity virus. The “at risk” populations include all races, religions, sexual orientations, age groups and socio-economic classes. Please join NJ Buddies in support and make a significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Your partnership will help in the struggle to end AIDS in our communities. We welcome the chance to meet with you to discuss involvement in this year’s event. The levels of sponsorship are outlined in the Sponsorship Opportunities button below. Additionally, we welcome corporate teams of walkers and/or volunteers. Won’t you please help us make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS at our site: the Saddle River County Park (Ridgewood Duck Pond) in Ridgewood, NJ.

Learn more about the New AIDS Walk at
For More Information, Contact Ray Welsh at CALL ANYTIME IF YOU NEED HELP at: 201-489-2900, or 201-290-1539.

Event Details

Please join NJ Buddies on May 1st to raise awareness and funds for those living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. The event will begin at 11:00 am with Registration, during this time participants may help themselves to refreshments, view panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and enjoy entertainment that will be there for all. All are invited; there is no minimum to register. We do ask for a minimum of $50. donation to receive a ticket which gives the walker access to t-shirts and any giveaways on that day. At 12:30 pm, everyone will gather at the Pavilion for the opening ceremony and group photo. There will be a step-off speech as well as an opportunity to meet with local politicians. Participants (in Ridgewood and the other locations) step-off for the 5K Walk at 1:00 pm. Water will be supplied along the route. Refreshments will again be available at the end for any who chooses to donate; all donations will be given to provide services for clients of Buddies of NJ, Inc. Thank you so much!!! Expected attendance is > 2100 statewide. It is our goal, through advertising and promotions, to reach the over 8 million residents infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Please save the date!