The MOCHA Center was the beneficiary to the 13th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit Concert in Rochester. WHAM News (Channel 13) did a brief story on the event. MANY THANKS to Doing the [Positive] Thing for their support of the MOCHA Center as well as the co-sponsors – Third Presbyterian Church, Trillium Health, and PrintRoc.
As a person living with HIV, today — World AIDS Day —is a significant day to remember the many lives lost to AIDS and support those living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS. This isn’t someone else’s issue, it is all of our issue. If you are having unprotected sex or sharing needles you are at risk for HIV. This is regardless to sexual orientation, gender identity, or racial/ethnic identity. Too often we judge HIV/AIDS and assume certain populations are more prone to HIV. Realize you are in control of your negative status—no one else. Know how to protect yourself. If you choose to take risks be prepared for the possible outcomes of your risk. Know your status and reduce your risks for HIV. Also have compassion and understanding for those of us living with HIV. In memory of all the lives lost and empowerment to the many of us who live with HIV/AIDS everyday — Bruce E. Smail, Executive Director – The MOCHA Center.
Join us at the Anthem of Life — World AIDS Day Benefit Concert – 7pm – Third Presbyterian Church – 4 Meigs Street – Rochester. This benefits the MOCHA Center. Tickets are available at the door. Click here for more information.
Resident Entertainer, Chastity Dee, will be you hostess with the mostest – for two very special sets of lively and original performances by some of our beloved, local drag queens.
**All of the queens will be donating their tips to local organizations that help us build a stronger, healthier community.**
December 1st, 2013 | 9pm
140 Alex Bar & Grill | 140 Alexander Street | Rochester, NY 14607
**The first set will start at 9:30pm.**
Between sets, DJ Ram will be giving you the beats you need to get you moving. And learn from three local organizations that continue to serve our community in the fight against HIV/AIDS:
* Rochester Victory Alliance: HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trials
* Trillium Health
* The MOCHA Center – Rochester
Take advantage of our Safe Sex on the Beach drink special and pick up a red ribbon to show your support for those living with HIV.
As always, never a cover at 140 Alex Bar & Grill.