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Honoring Heroes In The Fight Against AIDS
6th Annual AIDS Action National Leadership Awards

May 7, 1996

Media Advisory - Coverage Invited


Seven individuals and a media conglomerate who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, commitment and courage in the fight against AIDS will be honored with AIDS Action Foundation National Leadership Awards. The awards are presented in recognition of contributions made by individuals and organizations to the AIDS community in public policy, advocacy, community service and media advocacy. Awardees this year are U.S. Reps. Constance Morella (R-Md.) and Gerry Studds (D-Mass.); Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke; longtime AIDS advocates Tom Stoddard and Moises Agosto, both of whom are people living with AIDS; youth AIDS advocate Antigone Hodgins, also a person living with AIDS; AIDS fundraiser Craig R. Miller; and Home Box Office.

Aside from attracting national and local leaders in the fight against HIV disease, the sixth annual AIDS Action Foundation National Leadership Awards ceremony will be attended by several Clinton administration officials and members of Congress, including Office of National AIDS Policy Director Patsy Fleming, and Reps. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).


AIDS Action Foundation supports and promotes the work of the Washington, D.C.-based AIDS Action Council through policy research, media advocacy, information dissemination, and community outreach and education. Since 1984, AIDS Action Council has been the only national organization devoted solely to advocating on federal AIDS policy and legislation. Its constituency includes more than 1,400 community-based AIDS service organizations throughout the United States.


Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 628-5770


5/07, 1996
Monday, May 13, 1996
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact
Jose Zuniga
AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW #700
Washington DC 20009
202-986-1300 extension 3042
202-986-1345 (fax)
202-332-9614 (tty)

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This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.