Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled to perform live at free World AIDS Day Concert
(LOS ANGELES) To commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st and celebrate its 30th anniversary, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, will host a series of events across the world to continue to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS. The activities will include free concerts in Haiti, Mexico City and the United States as well as free awareness and testing events throughout the U.S., Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Asia.
In Los Angeles, Grammy award-winning singer Mariah Carey and award-winning music producer DJ Khaled will perform at a free concert. The event will be hosted by Mario Lopez and actress Laverne Cox.
During the event, AHF will recognize the 5th anniversary of Impulse Group United, its international advocacy and empowerment group dedicated to promoting healthier sexual lifestyles among young gay men in 20 cities around the world.
“This year’s World AIDS Day is particularly meaningful for AHF. It marks several historic milestones for us, including AHF having over 833,000 patients in our care around the world,” said AHF President Michael Weinstein.
“When AHF began as the AIDS Hospice Foundation in 1987, we were facing dire circumstances and a lot of uncertainty. Each day we were fighting just to keep AIDS patients from having to die in the streets or overcrowded hospitals. Today, the urgency of winning the war against AIDS here in the U.S. and around the globe has diminished.”
According to UNAIDS, over 36 million people are living with HIV/AIDS around the world. Each year 2 million people become infected with the virus and 1 million people die of AIDS-related causes. While millions of people today are accessing lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, millions more still desperately need it. The end of the epidemic is only possible, if governments and world leaders Keep the Promise on AIDS.
To learn more about AHF, please visit www.aidshealth.org.
The concert will take place on November 30th at the Shrine Auditorium, located at 665 W. Jefferson Blvd. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
About AHF: In 1987, a group of activists founded AIDS Hospice Foundation in Los Angeles to provide a final resting place for terminally-ill AIDS patients. Today, as the largest global AIDS organization, AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 833,000 individuals in 39 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe.
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The Gayly 11/22/2017 @ 1:27 p.m. CST.