Living Positive By Design!

By williams on December 7, 2010 in AmeriCorps

October 22, 2010 marked a day of  eagerness and anticipation for team Indianapolis as we took part in a meet and greet with Jack Mackenroth! Jack Mackenroth was a contestant on season 4 of the popular show “Project Runway”  hosted by Heidi Klum. During his brief appearance on the show he came out with being infected with HIV. This led to his campaign “Living Positive By Design”, an organization created to break stigmas about HIV/AIDS and for people living with the disease to think positive while keeping their health in check.

Team Indianapolis with Project Runway designer Jack Mackenroth

Team Indianapolis was honored to be invited to hear Mackenroth speak about his time on the show and his story behind the disease that he’s been living with for almost 20 years . Jack definitely doesn’t let this disease run him and motivates others to do the same.  His words not only enlightened our team but inspired us to want to do more with breaking down stereotypes tied to HIV/AIDS.

With such a personable setting, guests were elated to ask questions relating to HIV infected/affected clients, health issues, and of course autographs! The team bonded with other health agencies across the city and took away beneficial information we can all use in our placements. Team Indy  hopes to lead by example in our work as does Jack and wouldn’t mind meeting and greeting celebrities a long the way!

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