Event in Mexico City marks the expansion of AID FOR AIDS in the country

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New York, May 22, 2013Angélica Fuentes, CEO of Grupo Omnilife Angelíssima Chivas; Graciela Hank, and Mexican fashion designer Ricardo Seco, join forces to host a benefit dinner for AID FOR AIDS Mexico (AFAM). The event will take place this Friday, May 24th, at 9:00 pm en the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City. It will bring together a group of key personalities, business people, philanthropists, and celebrities who will show their support for the organization’s cause.

Since the beginning of AID FOR AIDS in 1996, the organization has sent nearly $100 million in HIV medications to people without access to treatment in more than 43 countries worldwide, including Mexico. For this reason, the opening of the AID FOR AIDS Mexico office represents the expansion of the organization’s efforts in the country. All funds raised from this event will go toward the implementation of an ambitious new project that will benefit the entire Mexican community, including comprehensive prevention education, training and leadership development in key communities, and comprehensive attention for children and adolescents with HIV.

Jesus Aguais, the founder of AID FOR AIDS, had the following words to share: “We are very honored and grateful for the support of such high-profile figures such as Angélica Fuentes, Graciela Hank, and Ricardo Seco, who have joined our cause and are making it possible for us to continue expanding the reach of our organization.”

For more information about the dinner and to make reservations, please contact Eduardo Guzman at eguzman@aidforaids.org or by phone in the New York office at +1.212.337.8043.

About AID FOR AIDS

Founded in 1996, AID FOR AIDS is a non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk for HIV and the population at large, by developing their abilities and capacities in comprehensive prevention through access to treatment, advocacy, education, and training to improve their quality of life and reduce stigma and discrimination.

AID FOR AIDS works in three key areas: a) Access to treatment and case management; b) Advocacy; and c) Education and training. The organization has also developed the largest HIV Medicine Recycling Program in the world, through which we recover unused and unexpired medication and redistribute it to people without access to treatment in developing countries. For more information, visit our website: www.aidforaids.org