SOURCE: National HIV/AIDS Partnership

October 13, 2006 16:07 ET

Deadline Extended for Red Ribbon Leadership Awards Nominations

Nominations for National HIV/AIDS Partnership's Awards Honoring Leadership in HIV/AIDS Prevention Are Due October 17th

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- The nominations deadline for the 2006 Red Ribbon Leadership Awards, which acknowledge individuals and organizations that demonstrate exemplary efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, has been extended to Tuesday, October 17.

"The Red Ribbon Leadership Awards bring attention to the powerful leadership that is addressing HIV/AIDS as a major problem in the United States," said National HIV/AIDS Partnership (NHAP) Managing Director Irma Maldonado. "By taking just a couple of minutes to fill out a nomination form, you can recognize a well-deserving leader in your workplace or community whose actions have made a difference in helping to stop HIV/AIDS in the U.S."

To nominate a person or organization that has used leadership to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, log on to www.redribbonawards.org.

The 2006 Red Ribbon Leadership Awards will be presented on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Award recipients will be chosen in three categories: programs, communications and policy. A special award will also be given in honor of the late civil rights leader and activist, Coretta Scott King.

For more information or to submit a nomination for the Red Ribbon Leadership Awards, visit www.redribbonawards.org, or call 1-888-232-NHAP (6427). Nominations are due October 17.

The National HIV/AIDS Partnership (NHAP) is comprised of influential leaders dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV. NHAP seeks to engage leaders from business, civic and faith-based organization, healthcare, and the media/entertainment industry in activities to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and care. NHAP partners include Ford Motor Company, GE, General Motors Company, Henry Cisneros, Levi's, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and many others. At the heart of this collaboration is the belief that all sectors must become involved to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States.

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