Farha Foundation

Farha Foundation

September 02, 2009 08:00 ET

The Farha Foundation's Raises Over $6,500 at Buonanotte for CA MARCHE

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2009) - The Farha Foundation is pleased to announce that Buonanotte raised $1,500 with over 100 people at the launch of "APPUNTAMENTO" on Thursday, August 27th. A portion of the proceeds from APPUNTAMENTO, to be held every Thursday from 5PM to 9PM, will go to the Farha Foundation for the coming year.

For the entire month of August, Buonanotte donated $1 of each menu item to CA MARCHE and the entire staff wore a red ribbon to build awareness for HIV/AIDS. With this initiative, they have raised $5,000, which brings their total fundraising efforts to $6,500 so far.

Buonanotte is participating in CA MARCHE on September 20 and has already surpassed their fundraising goal of $5,000.

"We are excited to be able to announce that we have helped to raise more than $6,500 for CA MARCHE and the Farha Foundation. We know HIV and AIDS are part of our community and we need to keep on fighting the stigma and fear that is associated with this disease." Massimo Lecas and Lino Lozza, Buonanotte co-owners.

The Farha Foundation is grateful to Buonanotte for their commitment. Buonanotte's support contributes to the Foundation's mission to better the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Quebec.

"It is thanks to partners like Buonanotte that the Farha Foundation is able to continue to raise much needed funds that allow us to support 50 partner groups throughout the province of Quebec. They have shown us all what giving and generosity can do in our community." Linda Farha, Volunteer President Farha Foundation.

About CA MARCHE - www.camarche.ca

The 17th edition of CA MARCHE will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at the NEW DEPARTURE SITE: Emilie-Gamelin Park (corner St-Catherine East St & St-Hubert St, Metro Berri UQAM) in Montreal, Quebec. The walk starts at 10.30am and ends at starting point at 12.30pm after a 7 km route in downtown Montreal.

About the Farha Foundation

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading AIDS fundraising organization, committed to help men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to sensitize the population to the AIDS epidemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed close to $8 million to some 70 AIDS organizations throughout Quebec providing care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, counselling, homecare, etc.) as well as AIDS prevention and education programs. A volunteer advisory committee screens which organizations the Foundation funds, and then follows up to ensure the funds are being put to the best possible use.

For further information, visit us on www.farha.qc.ca or call us at 514.270.4900

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Platinium: BMS Virologie;

Gold: CTV, Gilead, Merck Frosst, Pfizer, la Ville de Montreal;

Silver: 98.5fm, CKAC Sports, CKOI, Corus Quebec, Fugues, Info690, Le Devoir, Metromedia Plus, Musique Plus, Musimax, Naya, Nouvelles Parc Extension, Q92, RiceWorks, The Laval News, The North Shore News, Theratechnologies;

Bronze: Zenergy Communications, Quebec Gay Listing.com, Equinoxe Graphics, Marketwire

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