AHF Kicked Off Series of Worldwide Events Commemorating World AIDS
Day with Keep the Promise
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On November 30th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
began its World AIDS Day initiative, Around the Globe in a Day,
with Keep the Promise in Los Angeles, CA. Keep the
Promise, which welcomed thousands of people for a march down
Hollywood Boulevard and a free concert at the Dolby Theatre, was an
advocacy effort created to continue to spread awareness about HIV and
AIDS. Hosted by actress / choreographer, Rosie Perez, the concert
was headlined by Patti LaBelle and also featured B Flow, Common,
JoJo, Jencarlos Canela, and Espinoza Paz. In
addition, AHF presented living legend Harry Belafonte with its
Lifetime Achievement Award for his charitable work and activism all over
the world at the event.
Today AHF continues its Around the Globe in a Day activities with
free concerts and testing events in Cambodia, Mexico and other areas
throughout the U.S., Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern
Europe and Asia.
Speaking about last night’s event, AHF’s President, Michael Weinstein,
says, “The voices of the world were heard last night in Hollywood,
Mexico City and Phnom Penh. More than a thousand people marched in the
streets. Some of the greatest artists of any generation came together on
the same stage for one cause. An iconic artist, entertainer and activist
was honored for his fearless advocacy as part of the global Keep the
Promise campaign. As we observe World AIDS Day, the 1.1 million people
who died of AIDS last year will be remembered. We will continue to fight
for people’s right to access lifesaving treatment, and to educate young
people and others who may be at risk.”
About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global
non-profit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to
more than 641,000 people in 37 countries. They are currently the largest
provider of HIV / AIDS medical care in the U.S.
AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of
pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic
partnerships. Generating new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention
and advocacy has been the hallmark of AHF’s success. They are currently
leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million
people who are unaware they are infected.
By advocating big goals – such as having 1 billion people tested each
year – AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since
1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS
worldwide. As they create and implement new programs in communities
across the U.S. and abroad, they expand delivery of healthcare and
influence over policy with the aim of saving more lives.
For more information on AHF, also visit www.aidshealth.org.
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