Our Friends Together Family
Friends Together is one organization made up of many amazing volunteers.
CATHY ROBINSON PICKETT, Founder & Director
Cathy and her late husband Steve founded Friends Together in 2000. Cathy's journey with HIV began when she was infected as a result of a sexual assault in 1984. Their dream was to help make a better future one person at a time through education and compassion.
They began by helping families in Central Florida while educating thousands of students across the state. Their mission quickly expanded to serving families across the state of Florida and presenting countless programs in various organizations and universities across the country. Eventually, their dreamed crossed the world to help children and families in Tanzania, Africa.
Cathy continues to spread her message of compassion and education. Her unique perspective of living with HIV for over 30 years gives hope to those in need and inspiration to those in her classes.
GARRETT ROBINSON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
My name is Garrett Robinson and I have been a Friends Together volunteer since the very beginning. As Cathy’s son, and Assistant Director of Friends Together, I have watched this organization change the lives of so many on our very emotional and powerful journey. Throughout the years I have been involved in every major event: camps, fundraisers, charity bike-rides, educational events, etc. In 2015 I took on Mt. Kilimanjaro during our third relief trip to Tanzania, Africa. It is my goal to make this organization something that continues to inspire and change the lives of others.
Outside of Friends Together, I am the PT Director at Gold's Gym in Lakeland, Florida.