Summer Swing

Health. Equity. Hope.

For the last decade it has been our pleasure to host Summer Swing, an event that has gained notoriety for being as entertaining and enjoyable as it is impactful. We felt utterly devastated when we made the necessary decision to cancel the event, originally scheduled for July 25th, due to COVID-19.

After giving it some thought, we realized that although we can’t all meet together in person, we can still celebrate.

We invite you to join us for a virtual Summer Swing – all month long!

  • Step 1: “Buy your ticket” – A donation of any amount is deeply appreciated, but make a gift of $100 or more (the cost of a Summer Swing ticket) to participate in the following:

    Step 2: Enter our cocktail contest – When you purchase your “ticket” we invite you to send us your favorite cocktail recipe. The best beverage will be selected as our Summer Swing 2021 signature cocktail, and will be named after the winner for all to enjoy next year.

    Step 3: Show us how you Summer Swing! Snap a photo or short video of you and your would-be guest making our signature cocktail, dip, or just having a good time on a Saturday night. Show us your pets, your partner, or that garden you’ve been working on during quarantine – get creative! Email submissions to [email protected] with the hashtag #SummerSwing2020. Submissions that make us smile will be shared on our social media and e-communications throughout the month.

Since launching our Choice Health Network in 2018, we have expanded to where we are currently serving 4,000 individuals and families struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and disabilities at our offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. As a result of COVID-19, a greater volume of our clients – even those who typically operate self-sufficiently – are more physically, mentally, and economically vulnerable than ever before.

Our goal for Summer Swing was to raise at least $40,000. Thanks to a generous $25,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, we are already more than halfway there. To continue delivering life-saving services to our most marginalized neighbors, it is imperative we achieve our goal. We know we can, with help from friends like you.

Please click here to help us reach this critical goal before July 25.

Thank you for joining us in believing a city is better when all its citizens are healthy, active contributors.