AHF KEEP THE PROMISE
AHF – 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.
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 ne
w, 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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