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Fifth Annual 'Duckaton' Fundraiser for SETAC Center

February 10, 2014

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Join us for the 5th annual "Duckaton" fundraising party supporting SETAC - Tu Centro Comunitario, to be held Wednesday, February 19th, from 7 - 11 pm, on the poolside terrace of Boana Torre Malibu, Amapas #325.

You will enjoy an evening of live music and entertainment, free food, open bar, and great prizes - all for a good cause! Enjoy the festivities while you anxiously watch and wait for the "swimming boys" to collect the toy ducks in the pool and call out your number to see which of the fabulous prizes - donated by the some of the wonderful sponsors from the Vallarta business community - you can win.

All Are Welcome!

The SETAC Community Center, located at the corner of Constitucion #427 and Manuel Dieguez, offers a variety of services meant to improve the communities in and around Puerto Vallarta including: English classes and AA meetings (to provide the 12 step program for drug and alcohol addiction in English and Spanish;) movie night every other Friday; free walk-in HIV and Syphilis rapid testing and counseling along with the promotion of safe sex through education and availability of condom for the asking; mothers living with HIV are provided free formulas for their babies along with counseling and moral support; transportation and lodging for patients of surrounding communities (Talpa, Mascota y Tomatlán) for their appointments; antiretroviral bank; PEP (Post-Exposure Profilaxis Program;) Seguro Popular for foreigners; specialist referral (free or at low cost;) and much, much more.

Tickets for the Duckaton are available at the SETAC Community Center, Mail Boxes etc, Hotel Torre Boana Malibú, and Hotel Mercurio. Admission requires a $400 pesos donation or a $300 pesos donation for locals (at the door only.)

For further information regarding the event, any of the services provided, or to contribute please call (322) 224-1974 or e-mail: Paco Arjona, Executive Director SETAC - paco(at); Jose Carlos Hernandez - admin(at); Joey and Isaac, Volunteer Event Coordinators - joeyram.mtz(at) (322-117-9479;) or Paul Crist, Volunteer Event Coordinator - paul(at) (322-294-1820.)

You Can Help!

There are a number of ways you can help support SETAC and their efforts - such as cash sponsorships to cover expenses that must be paid for (non-donated goods and services.)

• Donald Duck (Pato Donald) Sponsor - $8,000 pesos will pay for 4 Health fairs in remote, underserved communities.

• Daisy Duck (Pato Daisy) Sponsor - $6,000 pesos will pay transportation and lodging assistance for 10 patients needing to travel to obtain medical care.

• Daffy Duck (Pato Lucas) Sponsor - $4,000 pesos will pay for 5 months of infant formula for an HIV+ mother.

• Tweetie Bird (Piolín) Sponsor - $2,000 pesos will pay for 2 months of medical supplies for our HIV testing program.

• Prizes - we need 400 prize items for the event. Stuff like certificates for goods or services from your business establishment or small items that can be presented to winners during the event.

Donations like yours make this ministry of service and support possible for hundreds of Vallarta residents who otherwise could be alone and ignored. In appreciation for your cash sponsorship, your business logo will be prominently displayed on posters, flyers, brochures, and on the SETAC website; mentioned in news and press releases via internet, print, and radio; and you will receive special recognition at the event.

Join us for a night of friendship, food, and fun while helping to raise funds for the SETAC - Tu Centro Comunitario!

The purpose of the SETAC Community Center, located at Constitucion #427 and the corner of Manuel Dieguez on the South side of Puerto Vallarta, is to provide essential services to the community, including physical and mental health treatment, referrals, and education in an atmosphere of safety, free from discrimination. For more information, contact Paco Arjona at (322) 224-1974 or paco(at)

Click HERE to learn more about Centro Comunitario SETAC.