Common, Patti LaBelle, Jojo, Rosie Perez, Karen Civil and More Lead Free Keep the Promise March and
Commemorating World AIDS Day and to help spread more awareness, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched their Around the Globe in a Day initiative, a series of events across the world to continue to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS including the Keep the Promise free march and concert that took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, November 30th.
The event was hosted by critically acclaimed actress/choreographer Rosie Perez who lead a large Keep the Promise march on Hollywood Boulevard alongside influencers such as Patti LaBelle, Common, Karen Civil, JoJo, and many others.
The march lead to a free concert at the theater with special performances by Grammy Award-winners Patti LaBelle and Common, as well as JoJo, Espinoza Paz, B-Flow, and Latin singer/actor Jencarlos Canela. The event also honored legendary entertainer, Harry Belafonte with AHF’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his charitable efforts and advocacy around the world.
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.