On Saturday, July 26th 2014, Gilead Sciences will sponsor a WaterFire Providence full lighting. The lighting will begin at sunset, around 8:11 PM. The event runs until shortly after midnight.
Gilead Sciences is a research-based pharmaceutical company which discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet need. Gilead currently has a portfolio of 16 treatments that are available in the United States. Their research portfolio includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and a several forms of cancer.
Gilead Sciences has also founded the Gilead Foundation. The foundation, established in 2005, supports both domestic and international programs which focus on building local capacity and improving health infrastructure in the developing world. Gilead specifically focuses on expanding access to HIV and hepatitis education, outreach, prevention, and health services.
Stop by our resource fair and screenings available on College Street, where you can receive confidential testing for Hepatitis C. Screenings will be available from 6:30-10:30pm.
The Festival Ballet Providence will also be performing on the Waterplace Park amphitheater stage, in collaboration with RI Defeats Hepatitis C and WaterFire Providence, to help bring awareness to the cause. Festival Ballet Providence will be performing from 8:11-9pm.