720 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois


May 6 Gala to Raise Funds for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention

Music icon Sheena Easton will join the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) in the fight against HIV/AIDS by performing at the 16th annual gala, Not Just Song & Dance: The Hottest Bash in Town. The black-tie affair will be held on Saturday, May 6 at the Hilton Chicago. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on extravagant travel packages, enjoy a delectable four-course dinner, and dance the night away, all while raising funds for AFC.

Two-time Grammy winner Sheena Easton has been making hits since the 1980s. She recorded the theme song to the 1981 James Bond movie, ?For Your Eyes Only,? which reached the Top 5 on U.S. charts, and found success with upbeat songs such as ?Morning Train (Nine to Five),? ?Strut,? and the high-energy 1987 duet, ?You Got the Look,? with recording artist Prince. Easton now tours and spends time acting.

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago has been a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS for more than 20 years. Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champions effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy. For more information visit www.aidschicago.org.

The ?Show of Concern? award will be presented to the National AIDS Fund, one of the largest national philanthropic organizations dedicated to eliminating HIV/AIDS.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2006

WHERE: Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago

TICKETS: $350 & $500 per person. Tables available from $3,500 to $25,000.

To order tickets: 312-922-2322 or www.aidschicago.org.

The co-chairs of the event are Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman; Larry Giddings and Dr. Gerard Notario; and Troy and Maryann Keeping. The silent auction chair is Lori Kaufman. Major sponsors include the Alphawood Foundation, Abbott, American Airlines, Gilead Sciences, Hewitt Associates, Kehoe Designs, LaSalle Bank, National City, and Walgreens.

Funds raised through Not Just Song & Dance will support the AIDS Foundation of Chicago?s grantmaking, policy and public education programs. Since 1988, AFC has provided more than $15 million in private grants to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy groups throughout the Chicago area.

Official Website: http://www.aidschicago.org/events/index.php

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