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AIDS Action Honors Vice President & Mrs. Al Gore, Other Heroes In AIDS Fight At April 9 Ceremony

March 31, 1997

Contact: José Zuñiga
(202) 986-1300, Ext. 3042

WASHINGTON, DC - AIDS Action will honor seven leaders in the fight against AIDS, including Vice President and Tipper Gore, at its seventh annual AIDS Action National Leadership Awards ceremony Wednesday, April 9.

AIDS Action, the nation's foremost AIDS advocacy organization, annually recognizes remarkable individuals and organizations that demonstrate leadership, commitment and courage in AIDS public service, public policy, community service, and media. This year's awardees are:

  • Vice President and Tipper Gore for Public Service. (The Vice President's office has confirmed their attendance.)


  • Nancy-Ann Min, associate director for health policy at the Office of Management and Budget, for Public Policy.

  • The George Gund Foundation, a Cleveland-based philanthropic foundation, for Community Service.

  • Former ABC News 20/20 producer Joseph F. Lovett for Media.

  • Hydeia Broadbent, a courageous 12-year-old who has lived with HIV since birth and is a celebrated spokesperson for AIDS awareness, will be honored with The Pedro Zamora Memorial Award for Youth Advocacy.

  • Time Warner Inc. Senior Vice President Timothy A. Boggs, former chair of AIDS Action Foundation's board of directors, for Exemplary Service to AIDS Action.

"We all too often are engaged in battle to preserve our hard won victories and defeat attempts to subvert our nation's response to AIDS," said Daniel Zingale, AIDS Action's executive director.

"This is an opportunity for us to pause and recognize the people without whom the cause for which we all fight would be surely lost," Zingale added.

The National Leadership Awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

All media must be credentialed for this event. To receive a credential form via fax, please call Kurt Schade at (202) 986-1300, Ext. 3060. To set up pre- or post-event interviews, please call José Zuñiga at (202) 986-1300, Ext. 3042.

For further information, contact:

AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW #700
Washington DC 20009
202-986-1300, extension 3053
202-986-1345 (fax)
202-332-9614 (tty)

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This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.