Houston remembers World AIDS Day

November 12, 2018 by  

World AIDS Day is on December 1, and Houston is holding several events to recognize it and to honor those who have contributed to combating the disease.

The first event, taking place on the eve of World AIDS Day, is a luncheon. It will feature keynote speaker Tituss Burgess and award the Shelby Hodge Vision Award to the University of Houston Honors College Health Worker Initiative. Guests will enjoy a sit-down lunch and a wine raffle. Sponsors will also have the opportunity to attend a meet and greet with the keynote speaker the night before at CASA Houston, for which tickets are $100 each.

The next day will be the Shades of Red Gala, which is sold out. It is a presentation of the African American State of Emergency Task Force. The evening will start off with a reception to be followed by dinner and Leadership Awards. Mayor Sylvester Turner will be receiving the Person of the Year award.

No doubt many Houston residents will be interested in attending at least one of these events. To advertise, local flyer printing firms often provide printed marketing materials.

The World AIDS Day Luncheon will be held at the Ballroom at Bayou Place on November 30 beginning at 11:30 AM. Tickets are $150 each. Call 713-623-6796 to learn more.

The Shades of Red Gala will take place at Ashford Oaks on December 1 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM.