LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–The AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) hosted his Concert for World AIDS Day 2022 Wednesday 30 Novemberthat the prestigious Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, DC Renowned multi-GRAMMY Ⓡ Award-winning singers Patti La Bella And Gladys Knight gave breathtaking performances to the packed crowd, which included supporters, dignitaries such as: Harold Phillips, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy; White House Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, former mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms; MP Sheila Jackson Lee; and mayor of New Orleans La Toya Cantrell; and more, in a night of hope and celebration.
AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), is the world’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care, currently operating in 45 countries. The concert is held annually to commemorate World AIDS Day, observed internationally on December 1 each year. This year also marked the 35th anniversary of the global organizationth anniversary.
At the event, longtime AIDS and humanitarian advocate, Princess Diana was posthumously awarded AHF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Under his “Keep Your Promise!” banner, AHF also recognized the progress made in the global fight against HIV and AIDS and continues to raise awareness of “The Other Pandemic” as a reminder of the significant work still to be done on HIV/AIDS, as well as remembering the lives that have been lost over the years.
Michael Weistein, President of AHF, said: “As millions of people are affected by HIV/AIDS around the world, World AIDS Day provides an annual opportunity to honor those we have lost and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as reminding leaders and working communities that there is still time to tackle this epidemic. From providing compassionate AIDS hospice care in those early dark days to growing to become the largest global AIDS organization today, now providing life-saving treatment and care to more than 1.7 million people worldwide , we also celebrate the tireless work of all who help make AHF possible today: our staff, board of directors, affiliated organizations and affinity groups, friends, family, elected officials and community partners throughout the world, but especially our customers and patients, with our annual World AIDS Day event in 2022. It was a landmark night to host our World AIDS Day concert for the first time at the Kennedy Center, and welcome back the legendary Patti LaBelle, and have another great American icon, Gladys Knight, join us, while also being able to honor the legacy and humanitarian work of the the late Princess Diana”.
This was the sixth World AIDS Day concert event that AHF recently hosted to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. Previous AHF World AIDS Day concerts included:
- 2021: World AIDS Day Concert at FORUM in Los Angeles, produced by Debbie Allencharacterized Jennifer Hudson And Christina Aguilera and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. The event honored Senator Bernie Sanders with the AHF’s Lifetime Achievement Award and raised money for the Debbie Allen Dance Company.
- 2019: A World AIDS Day concert in Dallas Diana Rossi, Teyana Taylor And Keke Wyatt. (AHF has also hosted smaller events in Florida and Atlanta, as well as a Los Angeles event at the Wilshire Ebell Theater featuring Billy Porter, Faith Evans And Daya).
- 2018: “Icons of Dance,” a New York gala at the historic Apollo Theater where AHF honored Debbie Allen with his Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2017: A Los Angeles Concert at the Shrine Auditorium Featuring Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Ne-Yohosted by Laverne Cox And Mario Lopez.
- 2016: A Los Angeles Event Concert at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood Featuring Patti La Bella, Common and others and honoring the legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte with the AHF Lifetime Achievement Award.
Of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF): is a global non-profit organization that provides cutting-edge medicine and support to more than 1.7 million people in 53 countries around the world. We are currently the largest HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the world. For more information about AHF, visit our website: www.aidshealth.orgFind us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDShealthcare and Instagram: @AIDShealthcare.