Viernes 19 de Octubre 2018

AHF Presents Free World AIDS Day Concert Featuring Sheila E., Yandel and Becky G.; San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz To Appear to Give Puerto Rico Update, Special Call to Action

Miami concert on Friday, December 1st at the
Bayfront Park Amphitheater will be co-hosted by Puerto Rican Comedian
Aida Rodriquez.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz will
appear to give an update on Puerto Rico and will receive AHF’s 2017
Humanitarian Award for her courage and leadership following Hurricanes
Irma and Maria.
During the concert, AHF will also launch the next
phase of its Power 2 Puerto Rico fundraising campaign for ongoing relief
efforts.

AHF World AIDS Day concerts to also take
place in Los Angeles, Mexico City and Haiti.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AHF–In commemoration of World AIDS Day and in celebration of its 30th
Anniversary, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest
HIV/AIDS service organization, will host a free concert event hosted by
comedian Aida Rodriquez and featuring Grammy-nominated artist and
actress Sheila E., Latin Grammy Award-winning reggaeton artist Yandel
and hot, new singer-songwriter Becky G on Friday, December 1st
at Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater, located at 301 Biscayne
Blvd.


The event will feature a special presentation by Carmen Yulin Cruz,
Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mayor Cruz will give an update on Puerto
Rico, sharing the current needs for recovery of the island and a “call
to action” for further community support. AHF Southern Bureau Chief
Michael Kahane and members of the AHF Board of Directors will also
present Mayor Cruz with the 2017 Humanitarian Award for her ongoing
courageous and heroic leadership following hurricanes Irma and Maria. In
addition, AHF will also launch the next phase of the Power
2 Puerto Rico
fundraising campaign for its ongoing hurricane relief
efforts in Puerto Rico. AHF will make a dollar-for-dollar match for
all funds that are raised during the concert.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are free by registering at AHF.org.

“We are very excited that these amazing artists are joining us as AHF
celebrates 30 years of community impact and continues to create ongoing
awareness around the needs that still exist as we work to address the
growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, especially in Miami-Dade and Broward
counties,” stated AHF Southern Bureau Chief Michael Kahane. “We are
equally as pleased that San Juan Mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz will join us
as we both honor her for her courageous leadership and continue to raise
funds at the concert to further support the critical needs of the people
of Puerto Rico. The cameras have all gone away, but the dire needs of
the island are continuing to grow, and AHF is committed to continue to
lead the charge in keeping the community engaged in supporting our
fellow citizens.”

The Miami event is a part of a series of global activities AHF will
present to both commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st and celebrate
its 30th anniversary as it continues to spread awareness about HIV and
AIDS. Other events include free concerts in Los Angeles, Haiti and
Mexico City as well as free awareness and testing events in local
communities throughout the U.S., Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean,
Eastern Europe and Asia.

WHAT:

    AHF WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT in MIAMI, hosted by Aida Rodriquez and
featuring Becky G., Yandel, Sheila E. and a special presentation by
Carmen Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico
       
 

WHEN:

Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Doors open at: 6:00 PM

Concert begins at: 6:30 PM

 

WHERE:

Bayfront Park Amphitheater

301 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL

 
 

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

For pre-interviews with talent or Mayor Yulin Cruz contact
Imara Canady:

cell: 954-952-0258

email: imara.canady@aidshealth.org

 

In-person media interviews will be available on Friday,
December 1
st

Location:

Intercontinental Hotel (Gusman Room)
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL
 

11:30 AM – Becky G., Yandel and Sheila E.

1:30 PM – The Honorable Carmen Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan,
Puerto Rico and other elected officials and special guest

       

“This year’s World AIDS Day is particularly meaningful for AHF because
it marks several historic milestones for us, including AHF having over
829,000 patients in our care around the world as we celebrate our 30th
anniversary this year,” 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 at the beginning of the
epidemic. Each day we were fighting just to keep AIDS patients from
having to die in the streets or overcrowded hospitals. Today, even
though millions of people with HIV worldwide are thankfully living
longer, healthier lives due to access to better medical treatments, the
urgency of winning the war against AIDS here in the U.S. and around the
globe has diminished. Our hope is that our big concert events will help
keep the spotlight on the need for nations to keep their promise to do
all they can to stop HIV/AIDS from claiming additional lives.”

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.”

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (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. Three years later, as lifesaving antiretroviral medical
therapy was introduced, AIDS Hospice Foundation changed its name to AIDS
Healthcare Foundation in 1990 to signify its new focus on being a
medical provider to people living with HIV/AIDS.

AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of
pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic
partnerships. Today, as the largest global AIDS organization, AHF
currently provides medical care and/or services to over 829,000
individuals in 39 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF):
Imara
Canady, Regional Director, Communications &

Community
Engagement – AHF Southern Bureau

Imara.Canady@aidshealth.org
– email
954.952.0258 mobile