(WTNH)– ACT Volunteers Tracy Julian, Rick Bach and Jean Boccaccio talk about a local fashion show, with Project Runway’s Mondo Guerra serving as a judge, to benefit AIDS Connecticut.
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, ACT will host WE CAN (Women End the Course of AIDS Now), An Evening with Mondo Guerra at New Country Motors Cars in Hartford. They are pleased to announce that Project Runway All Stars Winner Mondo Guerra will serve as Fashion Judge for the first fashion event where 20 local designers will compete for prizes. Additional local celebrity judges will be announced soon!
VIP tickets, which include an intimate wine and cheese reception from 6:00-7:00PM with Mondo Guerra, are $150/person and General Admission tickets are $75/person. In addition to the fashion competition, the evening will include a fashion show with local boutiques, a live auction, complimentary wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, boutique tables and a gathering of committed women (and men) coming together to support the mission of AIDS Connecticut. Get your tickets here: www.aids-ct.org or call (860) 247-2437 x 320
This annual fundraiser is designed to heighten awareness about women’s involvement in the HIV/AIDS crisis and to shed light on the inherent gender inequalities that make women increasingly vulnerable to HIV infection. Despite the abiding misconception that HIV/AIDS is a man’s disease, women are at great risk, and Connecticut ranks third in the nation for HIV/AIDS cases among females.
AIDS Connecticut (ACT), is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with its member agencies to improve the lives of people impacted by HIV through care and supportive services, housing, advocacy and prevention.