SOURCE: Entertainment AIDS Alliance

November 14, 2006 13:42 ET

Entertainment AIDS Alliance Launches Inaugural World AIDS Month in Los Angeles

Nov. 1 - Dec. 1, Culminating With WAMdance!; Time to Rededicate Ourselves to Curing AIDS & Helping Those Affected

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- The Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) is launching its inaugural World AIDS Month (WAM), a consumer awareness and fundraising campaign in Los Angeles, Nov. 1 through Dec. 1.

Commented Sue Procko, president of EAA, "We all have a role in raising the awareness of the continuing problem that AIDS presents worldwide and it is time to rededicate ourselves. By establishing the month of November as World AIDS Month, we intend to return AIDS to the forefront of people's consciousness and to the head of the line in their fundraising, donation and public participation. EAA is stepping up its own fundraising efforts to help more organizations that service those living with HIV/AIDS."

Throughout the month of November, EAA is providing local AIDS organizations with red WAM bracelets, which they can sell to raise money (retaining 100 percent of the proceeds) and create awareness. EAA is also working with AIDS organizations throughout Los Angeles county in support of a broad range of activities planned during WAM, including seminars and individual fundraisers.

Culminating WAM is WAMdance!, a high-energy dance party to kick off the holiday season in fine fashion. Performing are internationally renowned DJs, including DJ/producer Tony Moran, Eddie X, Josh Peace and V-Fresh. Special guest artists include Niki Haris and Jason & deMarco.

Clear Channel is the premiere sponsor of the event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles. WAMdance! is Friday, Dec. 1, 9 p.m. - 4 a.m. (or until it ends), at the Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N. Vine St.

To purchase tickets: For more information on WAMdance! or to purchase general admission ($35) or VIP tickets ($125), visit www.WAMdance.com. (Also available at the door for $45 and $150).

EAA, formerly known as VIAAC, is a volunteer group of home entertainment industry professionals formed in 1989 to respond to the urgent need for funding of AIDS service organizations nationwide. To date, EAA -- a grassroots effort managed almost entirely by volunteers -- has raised more than $4 million. It has donated funds to more than 200 local and national organizations that provide client services to people living with AIDS; institutions which conduct research for AIDS treatment and prevention; and advocacy groups which promote public policy that advances AIDS issues. More than 90 percent of all monies raised are distributed.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Karen Brundage
    Greenleaf & Associates
    323-660-5800
    Email Contact

    Sue Procko
    Sue Procko Public Relations
    323-653-5153
    Email Contact