Wednesday, November 19, 2008

20th Festival for Life, November 23

TUCSON (Observer Update) - The 20th Annual Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life presented by Title Sponsor, Long Realty Cares Foundation and hosted by the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will take place on Sunday, November 23, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. at The University of Arizona® Student Union Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Drive in Tucson.

If you love art, gifts, jewelry, entertainment, or travel- you’re invited! Festival for Life is an annual live and silent auction featuring fine artwork, unique experiences, exciting travel opportunities, striking jewelry, and one-of-a-kind gifts. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain, no-host bar, and entertainment from the Sons of Orpheus and Namoli Brennet.

Sons of Orpheus is a community based choral organization comprised of men from all walks of life including professional and amateur musicians, businessmen, retirees, scientists, scholars, students, engineers, teachers, and others. SAAF is excited to have their support and hope that you have a chance to hear them on Nov. 23. In addition to having the great musical entertainment from Sons of Orpheus, this year’s event is also honored to have the support and talent of a 4-time Outmusic award nominee whose music has been featured in the Advocate, Chicago Free Press, No Depression and Performing Songwriter Magazine: Namoli Brennet.

If you love supporting your community, you need to be here! You can make a difference! Every 13 seconds someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV! This statistic is astonishing yet very, very, true. HIV is preventable, but it takes education and knowledge to reduce risk. Together we can make a difference in southern Arizona to educate the community and do our part to reduce new HIV infections. Your support of programs and services such as housing, food, medication assistance and prevention education is critical to helping to create a healthier community. Please join this effort of supporting Festival for Life while enjoying a fabulous fall evening that will help kick-off your holiday season and support your community.

Auction items can be previewed on the Festival website, Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Please call Jess at (520) 628-7223 for tickets or visit the Festival for Life website at for more information. Festival for Life raises funds for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation to support programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s mission is to create and sustain a healthier community through a compassionate, comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS.

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