Oklahoma: Annual HIV/AIDS Benefit Set
February 28, 2003
The 11th annual Red Tie Night, held at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, is set for March 1. All proceeds will go to groups and individuals offering research, education and direct service to fight HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. In the past 10 years, Red Tie Night has generated millions of dollars for the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund. In 2002, $420,000 was granted to 16 organizations providing a variety of medical, legal and practical services. "So many people have contributed to the success of Red Tie Night through the years by selflessly offering their time and money," said Barbara Cooper, who with her husband, Jackie, founded Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund in 1991 after their son died on AIDS. According to organizers, this year's event will top $4 million in gifts. For more information, telephone 405-755-7805.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.