AIDSbeat 2010

AIDSbeat 2010
Canadian Foundation For Aids Research (CANFAR)

Canadian Foundation For Aids Research (CANFAR)

October 14, 2010 14:44 ET

Toronto Lawyers Go Mod at AIDSbeat!

15-Year Battle-Of-The-Bands Breaks Through $2 Million Mark for AIDS Research Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2010) -

Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this Press Release.

Join Toronto's legal community tomorrow night as they go mod for one of the city's hottest and longest-running charity bashes! Now in its 15th year, AIDSbeat has raised over $2 million for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). The evening will be chockfull of Union Jacks, Twiggy eyelashes and heavy-weight celeb judges. This year's AIDSbeat will raise a record-breaking $300,000 for AIDS research.

Leaving law behind, six bands will groove back to the 60s and battle it out for the coveted Lexpert Cup. While they may be winners in the courtroom and boardroom, the bands still need to prove themselves to a roster of celebrity judges, including Canadian Idol judge Jake Gold, Juno Award-Winning Ray Coburn, CBC News Senior Business Correspondent Amanda Lang and National Post Legal Post Editor Jim Middlemiss

The bash begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Kool Haus with a performance from last year's winner Right Honourable Jake and the High Court of Soul and the eye poppin' AIDSbeat dancers. This is an evening not to be missed, so ditch your power suits and bust out your go-go boots for a night of rockin' music and dancing.

All the proceeds from AIDSbeat go directly towards supporting CANFAR in its ultimate goal of ending HIV/AIDS everywhere. This year's proceeds will fund 12 ground-breaking AIDS research projects across Canada. As the only national charity in Canada dedicated to finding a solution to the AIDS pandemic, CANFAR has awarded almost $17 million to Canadian HIV/AIDS research since 1987.

Event and Ticket Sales Information:

AIDSbeat will be held on Friday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. at the Kool Haus, 132 Queen's Quay East. 

AIDSbeat tickets are $40 and available online at www.AIDSbeat.com or at the door.

For more information, please visit www.AIDSbeat.com.

About the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR):

CANFAR is a national charitable foundation whose goal is to raise awareness in order to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV infection and AIDS. CANFAR is the only organization operating in Canada for the sole purpose of privately funding research on AIDS and HIV infection in numerous areas including fundamental and applied research, education and prevention, psychosocial initiatives, care, and community research.

For more information, please visit www.canfar.com.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20101014-aidmod800.jpg.

PHOTO CAPTION: AIDSbeat, in support of CANFAR, will feature Canadian Idol's Jake Gold, the CBC's Amanda Lang, the National Post's Jim Middlemiss, Juno Award-winning Ray Coburn and the Toronto Roller Derby girls!

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://vimeo.com/14422231.

VIDEO CAPTION: Join Toronto's legal community as they ditch their power suits for go-go boots at the 15th annual AIDSbeat charity bash for AIDS research! Tickets available at www.AIDSbeat.com or at the door.

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