FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2012
CONTACT: Shara Murphy (916) 442-0185
SACRAMENTO’S FIRST RED DRESS PARTY SET FOR OCTOBER 6
Sacramento, CA –An expected 400 red dress-wearing guests–regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation–will converge on Badlands Nightclub for Sacramento’s first Red Dress Party on October 6, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The event raises awareness and funds to support organizations that engage in HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and care.
“We’re going to have a lot of fun for a good cause,” said David Heitstuman, the event’s organizer. “Everyone will be wearing a red dress to symbolize solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS, and as a reminder that we are all joining together in support of a common cause.”
The color red, found on the red ribbon worn on the lapel of people around the world, is commonly accepted as the international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness. The Sacramento Red Dress Party uses that symbol to build on a party concept popularized with sell out events attended by thousands annually in Portland, Seattle, and cities across the country.
This year’s event will benefit the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, which will use funds for education and prevention efforts within the Center’s programs and to form new partnerships with community HIV/AIDS organizations.
“The Center could not be more grateful to be the beneficiary of these funds,” said Shara P. Murphy, executive director of the Center. “And this is easily one of the most creative ways to raise money that I’ve ever seen—I cannot wait to participate.”
Internationally recognized DJ GRIND and DJ Lee Decker, both of San Francisco, will lead the festivities, which will also include live drag and character performers that will create an atmosphere of pure fun, dancing, and laughs.
We are proud to have the support of Stoli, Outword Magazine, the California Endowment, and the Capitol City AIDS Fund Play Safe Campaign as partners in this endeavor.
More information and tickets can be found at SacramentoRedDressParty.org. Tickets are $40 for general admission or $60 for VIP.
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