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In response to your Loose Lips item “Smith’s Survival Test” (7/18), you inaccurately reported that in Whitman-Walker Clinic advertising Jim Graham’s name now appears in bigger type than that of the clinic where he has served for 14 years as executive director. Well, it just ain’t so. In fact, Jim’s name or likeness rarely, if ever, appears in Whitman-Walker advertising—not that we don’t love him, we just have too many other things to crow about.

There was, however, an ad featuring his name that ran three weeks ago in one Spanish language newspaper that neither Jim nor my department had reviewed prior to its publication. That advertising layout is certainly not the norm for us, and it will not be repeated. As the primary community-based provider of services in the greater Washington metropolitan area, be assured that the only thing that we’re committed to promoting is the best interests of our clients.

Associate Executive Director


Whitman-Walker Clinic