Today is World AIDS Day, the international day of action against HIV and AIDS that takes place every year on December 1. This day serves as a stark reminder that HIV and AIDS continues to affect people around the globe.
DJs Peter Rauhofer, Junior Vasquez, Beverly Bond, Danny Tenaglia and others will unite on December 11 to increase the awareness about HIV and AIDS. They will be headlining the Move Against AIDS benefit at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
The celebrity-hosted dance-a-thon will benefit Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service and advocacy organization, and its HIV/AIDS programs and direct services to over 15,000 men, women and children living with HIV in New York City.
"The HIV epidemic in the United States is a rapidly changing public health emergency, and we must address the exploding rates of HIV infections among young people," said Move Against AIDS Producer Craig R. Miller of MZA Events. "Move Against AIDS is an innovative way to raise awareness and re-invigorate our response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We are honored that these world-class DJ's have united to reach out and inspire a new generation of AIDS activists."
Grammy Award Winning remixer and Star 69 Records label owner Peter Rauhofer is glad to give his support to the event. ""I'm glad that the event is back again this year and that I am involved," he says. "People need to be reminded that the crisis is definitely not over."
Junior Vasquez, the granddaddy of house full agrees. ""Events like these are opportunities to celebrate the tremendous advances we have made in our struggle against AIDS," says Vasquez. "But these events are also reminders that the battle is not won yet - we still have more to do. We must continue to stand together and fight for a cure."
For more information, please visit the Move Against AIDS web site.