WHAT: The annual Cielo gala “Designing a World Without AIDS” will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Latino Commission on AIDS with a star-studded event that will commemorate all the work the Commission has done to help eradicate HIV and AIDS and help raise funds to support the cause.
WHO: President, Latino Commission on AIDS: Guillermo Chacon
Honorary Co-Chairs: Rosie Perez, Actor and Mondo Guerra, Fashion Designer
Madrina: Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega
Honorees from the Busines and Entertainment Worlds:
- Delta Air Lines, Business Leadership Award
- Dan O’Connell, Director, NYS AIDS Institute, Esperanza Award
- Justin Toro, Dennis De Leon Voz de Compromiso Award
Fashion Presentation by: Mondo Guerra
Music by: Spanish Harlem Orchestra led by Oscar Hernandez
Dance Performance by: Baila Society
Master of Ceremonies:
• Sibilia Vargas, Co-anchor, NBC News New York
• JW Cortes, Award-winning Actor
WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2015, 6:15-7:30PM Red Carpet
WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street 55 Wall St., New York NY 10005
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The Cielo gala is the largest fundraising event for HIV and AIDS in the Latino community, and has raised millions for the initiatives and operations of the Latino Commission on AIDS over the last 20 years.
This year’s 25th Anniversary of the Latino Commission on AIDS marks an important milestone in the organization’s history.
Each year, Cielo mobilizes a leadership network of concerned members of the health, business, government, entertainment, fashion and philanthropic sectors, and individual donors, to support the Commission’s vision – to create a world without HIV and AIDS.
Over 220,000 Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico have been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Latinos represent 16% of the U.S. population but account for 21% of all new HIV infections.