Nebraska AIDS Project is pleased to announce our 2018 Shining Star Recipient, Erin Shafer Fulton.
Every year, Nebraska AIDS Project recognizes a community member who has gone above and beyond to advocate and educate about HIV and AIDS in our community. This year’s Shining Star Award winner is Erin Shafer Fulton. It has been an honor and privilege to know and work with Erin. Her work advocating for HIV testing and prevention has made a huge difference for the Omaha community and, especially, the work in HIV and AIDS.
Nebraska AIDS Project was founded in a time of great uncertainty – at a time when the President refused to even utter the word “AIDS”. No one knew how things would play out, but courageous people knew that, in the face of impossible odds, they had to do something. It’s because of those people that we have places like NAP today. They made what seemed impossible possible.Erin Shafer Fulton is a passionate person working fiercely to stop the stigma of HIV and AIDS. She is married to her husband Troy of 9 years. Erin is a mother and bonus mom to 4 children, Ashley (17), Charlotte (8), Michael (16) and Kaylee (21). Erin is celebrating living with HIV for 25 years. She believes that adherence to her antiretroviral medication, healthy lifestyle and her positive outlook contribute to her success. Erin graduated from Bellevue West High School after she was diagnosed in 1994. She attended Cape Cod Community College and Metropolitan Community College. Erin has worked as a Financial Advisor since 2007. Erin decided to make a difference in the Omaha community by volunteering as a Certified Testing Counselor at NAP in 2014. Recently, Erin competed as Mrs. Douglas County for Mrs. Nebraska and won the Mrs. Congeniality Award and The Patty Steele Lifetime Achievement Award. Erin believes that by sharing her story she will get others #ThinkingTalkingTesting.
We congratulate Erin in all of her hard work to help end HIV/AIDS and we look forward to formally recognizing her efforts at Night of A Thousand Stars – Hooray for Hollywood on November 17, 2018. Purchase tickets here.
Volunteers are still needed for Night of A Thousand Stars. We are looking for volunteers for set-up, tear-down, and during the event. And, all volunteers will receive 1 General Admission Ticket to the event! To volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Mitch at 402-552-9260 x 116.