Just out. (Portland, OR) 1983-2013, August 01, 2003, Page 9, Image 9

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Roger Andersen (center) of Portland Lambda Pool League presents a $1 ,6 0 0 check July 22 to
the Rev. Glenna Shepherd of Metropolitan Community Church of Portland and Gregg Curé of
Esther’s Pantry
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Play starts Tuesdays in September. Each
league member pays $4 to compete for the night.
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For more information call 503-799-6343 or e-mail
rkarulersen@msn. com.
eorgena Moran, a Portland lesbian who
must undergo a stem cell traasplant in order
to survive the most rapidly progressive form of
multiple sclerosis, has received more had news.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center in Seattle recently informed her that she
must wait another six months before the exper­
imental procedure can proceed. “As this is the
third round of postponements, 1 halfway expect­
ed it hut was disappointed just the same," Moran
said July 7.
The nonprofit organization Georgenas Jour­
ney: A Community Confronts M S was estab­
lished last year to raise $100,000 by September
2002. So far it has collected $72,500, hut its
donation goal has increased to $150,000.
Moran has learned that stem cell replace­
ment therapy is being performed outside of
research studies on people who have MS. She is
kx)king into patient protocols while continuing
to consider other treatments.
Moran also has been seeking natural meth-
(xls of treatment including homeopathy, qigong,
acupuncture and different approaches to energy
balancing. Unfortunately, she might need a
caregiver in the near future.
“I want to thank the large community of
friends and colleagues who have supported me
on my journey, hut special thanks to the Port­
land and Seattle lesbian communities who have
shown me such strength through your numbers
and in your love,” Moran told Just Out. “You’ve
reminded me what a family I have in the lesbian
community."
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II Piatto and Sala restaurants will serve a
three-course meal of soup or salad, pasta and ice
cream, sorbet or bread pudding dessert for
$15.95. A portion of the proceeds will he donat­
ed to Basic Rights Oregon.
II Piatto, 2M8 S.E. Ankeny St., offers an
intimate, romantic and artistic dining experi­
ence with more than 150 Italian wines. Sala,
1512 S.E. Main St., is a mix of contemporary
French and Italian cuisine with a full bar and a
beautiful courtyard for summer outdtxir dining.
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Cascade AIDS Project
Our House of Portland
Basic Rights Oregon
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Treatment explained and discussed
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queer billiards group donated more than
$4,000 to two A ID S charities last month.
Portland Lambda Pool League presented a
$1,600 check July 22 to Esther’s Pantry, which
provides fixxl and personal care items to finan­
cially challenged people, and a $2,500 check
July 23 to Our House of Portland, a residential
care facility. Members select the charities at the
end of each season.
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hree icons from Portland’s drag community
can add yet another job description to their
colorful resumes.
Poison Waters, Darcelle XV and Roxy served
on the fund-raising committee planning the Tail
Wag Bam Dance, a benefit for homeless pets at
the Oregon Humane Stxnety. The event will he
held 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Mounted Patrol
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New patients welcome
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When you buy or sell a home with me, you'll know your dollars
are helping support a greater cause. I contribute at least 10% of
my earnings to community and environmental organizations.
To make reservations call 503-241-1751.
Dtmatitms can he sent to 1314 N.W. Irving St.
# 5 /2 , Portland, OR 97209.
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iversity as Gift— a nonprofit organization
that strives to educate people to end
oppression based on gender, race, physical abili­
ty, age, economics and sexual orientation— will
hold an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at
Pasta Bella, 709 S.W. 17th Ave.
The event will benefit its food center, which
allows economically challenged people who
have A ID S or who are terminally ill to receive
ftxxJ free of charge. It will feature a silent auc­
tion with more than 100 items.
Appetizers and beverages will he served. The
suggested donation is $15 a person.
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503-481-6581
Mark Humphrey
Home Capital Funding
2915 S.E. Division St.
Portland, OR 97202
503/233-3622
2520 East Burnside