LOS ANGELES, CA – November 16, 2016 – Today, global non-profit organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), announced Around the Globe in a Day, a series of events across the world to commemorate World AIDS Day and continue to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS. The activities will include concerts in Cambodia, 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. Keep the Promise is Around the Globe in a Day’s U.S. advocacy effort and will take place on November 30th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The event, hosted by critically acclaimed actress/choreographer Rosie Perez, will begin with a large Keep the Promise March on Hollywood Boulevard leading to a free concert with special performances by Grammy Award-winners Patti LaBelle and Common, as well as JoJo, Espinoza Paz, B-Flow, and others. Additionally, Keep the Promise will honor legendary entertainer, Harry Belafonte with AHF’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his charitable efforts and advocacy around the world.
Since its inception in 1987, AHF has been a provider of HIV prevention services, testing, and healthcare for patients living with HIV. The mission of Around the Globe in a Day, Keep the Promise and AHF’s other efforts all over the world is to accelerate the fight against HIV / AIDS. Speaking about their efforts, AHF’s President, Michael Weinstein, says, “Our hope is that our upcoming World AIDS Day Keep the Promise concert and march serve as a potent reminder that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not yet won and that these events serve as a clarion call to action. The irony is that we are the victims of our own success: As the AIDS situation improves, with better treatments and more people being able to access them, the urgency of winning the war against AIDS here in the U.S. and around the globe has diminished. As a result, HIV/AIDS is increasingly pitted against other important issues as far as funding as well as for the attention of policy makers. It is critical that we continue to speak out through events like KTP in order to remind governments, public health officials and other stakeholders to keep the promise on AIDS and other key public health issues.”
Keep the Promise is free and open to the public. Participants can register to attend online, and those who march with us will be given priority seating for the concert. To register, visit: http://ahfwad.org/.
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 641,601 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 our 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.