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CONTACT: SHERRY BUTLER

Sherry L. Butler Communications

602-703-3659

EXCLUSIVE PHOENIX SHOWING OF THE LAST ONE  - FILM TRACES HISTORY OF AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT

DOCUMENTARY EXAMINES STIGMA, DISCRIMINATION, SOCIAL STATUS ASSOCIATED WITH AIDS

WHO:    Exclusive documentary movie showing made available by Aunt Rita’s Foundation a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit agency that advocates HIV education and awareness and raises and equitably distributes funds to 17 HIV/AIDS service organizations with programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease.

WHAT:     Now more than 50 miles long were it to be laid out end-to-end, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is too large to display in any one location. Yet, even at this size, it does not begin to reflect the number of people who have succumbed to the pandemic. Come experience The Last One, an award-winning and powerful film, as it traces the AIDS Quilt's history and continued increase in size. This film examines the stigma, discrimination, social status and the lack of access associated with AIDS, a disease that has already claimed the lives of nearly 40 million people and currently infects another 34 million men, women and children around the globe, including 50,000 new infections a year in the U.S. alone.

WHEN:    March 21st  7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Doors Open 6:30p.m.

WHERE:     J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
10345 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85232

Tickets:    $15.00 per person
Purchase at www.auntritas.org

ABOUT:

Founded in 1989, Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit agency that advocates HIV education and awareness and raises and equitably distributes funds to 17 HIV/AIDS service organizations with programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease. Since 2005, Aunt Rita’s Foundation has granted over $1.2 million to its member agencies. Aunt Rita’s Foundation accomplishes this through direct public education and fundraising primarily through three signature events, Viva Aunt Rita’s - A Red Hot Casino Night, AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run and RED Brunch – a World AIDS Day Event. Aunt Rita’s Foundation also works to increase awareness and education about HIV/AIDS statewide through our Project HIVAZ Outreach program and HIVAV.ORG  For more information, visit www.auntritas.org or call 602-882-8675.


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