Farha Foundation

Farha Foundation

December 02, 2010 11:17 ET

Fans Band Together on World AIDS Day

One Life Benefit Concert raises funds for the Farha Foundation

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2010) -

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On Wednesday, December 1, the Farha Foundation partnered with One Life to host their first ever concert in support of those fighting against HIV/AIDS in Quebec. In honour of World AIDS Day, notable Quebec artists united at Le National to raise awareness with hundreds of committed advocates.

Outstanding performances from a variety of singers and comedians ignited a fiery spirit among supporters and engendered a real spirit of community. Participating artists included Steeve Diamond, Les GPS, Eddy King, Luc de Larochellière, the Lewis Dave Band, Michael Mooney (who sings the One Life theme song), Omnikrom, Red October and Andrée Watters.

"We are very proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the One Life campaign for the first edition of this event," said Linda Farha, spokesperson and outgoing Volunteer President of the Farha Foundation. "The audience was thrilled by the performances and the night proved to be truly unforgettable. It was incredible to see so many fans come together for such a great cause."

To find out more about the disease, visit www.onelifetolive.ca. The One Life video is a powerful reminder of the threat posed by HIV/AIDS and calls for immediate action. The message is simple and strong: Reduce risk, Get tested and Get care.

The One Life theme song by Les Cougarettes and Michael Mooney can be downloaded, free of charge at www.onelifetolive.ca.

About the FARHA FOUNDATION

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $8 million to 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.), as well as AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To learn more about the Farha Foundation, please visit www.farha.qc.ca.

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