Published on December 16th, 2019 | by Jessica Williams0
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Takes Over Miami with Amara Le Negra, India & Todrick Hall
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, wrapped up its four-concert series in commemoration of 2019 World AIDS Day, which is formally observed each year on December 1st. Holding high-profile free concerts coast to coast, AHF wrapped up its fourth 2019 World AIDS Day concert in Miami on December 7th, following concerts held in Atlanta on December 5th, Los Angeles on December 1st, and Dallas on November 29th. Celebrating in numerous communities where AHF provides services, the concerts were part of nearly 100 events worldwide that included commemorations, special observances and concert celebrations in 43 countries that AHF serves in.
The four-concert series wrapped in Miami on December 7th, with AHF’s 2019 World AIDS Day Concert featuring performances from Latin Grammy-winner India, Todrick Hall, and Amara La Negra at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, and a tribute in remembrance of Miami native, the late HIV/AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. In Atlanta on December 5th, AHF’s 2019 World AIDS Day Concert featured a celebration that included performances from Grammy-nominees Deborah Cox, Raheem DeVaughn, and rapper K Camp. Celebrating the work of 10 AIDS service organizations in Atlanta, AHF presented donations of over $700,000, matching funds that the organizations raised at the 2019 AIDS Walk Atlanta.
AHF’s premier U.S. World AIDS Day concert kicked off in Dallas featuring special guest Diana Ross on November 29th at The Bomb Factory. In AHF’s partnership with AHF Dallas affiliate Access & Information Network (AIN-known also/formerly as AIDS Interfaith Network), the concert was hosted by Dascha Polanco, with additional performances from Keke Wyatt and Teyana Taylor, and AHF’s Lifetime Achievement Award given in recognition of diplomat Deborah L. Birx, Ambassador-at-large and the United States Global AIDS Coordinator. AHF’s 2019 World AIDS Day concert took place in Los Angeles on World AIDS Day December 1st, with Primetime Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Billy Porter (“Pose”) hosting and performing the closing number at the end of the night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The night featured additional performances from Faith Evans, Daya, and Miss Shalae, and a celebration recognizing the 10th anniversary of Impulse United, an AHF affinity group and global organization with more than 500 volunteers on five continents.
At all its U.S. 2019 World AIDS Day events, AHF also honored local community advocates and “Our Champions”. “Our Champions” are a select group of individuals, both living and dead, who have made a profound impact in the decades-long fight against HIV and AIDS, and these champions include local community advocates, important figures like Princess Diana, Connie Norman, Elizabeth Taylor, Larry Kramer, Pedro Zamora, Chris Brownlie and others being recognized, remembered and honored nationwide.
Under its “Keep the Promise!” banner, AHF’S World AIDS Day events continue to celebrate the progress made as well as championing continued awareness for the global fight against HIV and AIDS. The series of events offers a stark reminder of the millions of individuals who are affected and that there is still much work to be done globally to fight this epidemic. In addition to awareness and prevention education, AHF provides cutting-edge healthcare and advocacy to over 1 million people around the world.
About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.3 million people in 43 countries worldwide in the U.S., 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 on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare .Tweet