The Bronx is one of the counties in the country with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS with thousand of lives lost, families destroyed, and history changed forever due to this scourge. Now, thanks to the leadership of the New York City Council, there is hope for Bronxites and the rest of New York City in eradicating this virus through funding $6.6 million towards, “pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis programs and efforts to aid people with HIV in staying on anti-HIV drugs so they remain non-infectious.”
Tonight we’re bowling for a good cause: To raise money for Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (kindly click the link to make a donation. No amount is too small or big).
The Bronx knows all to well the deadly impact this disease has had on our communities and according to BOOM!HEALTH, our borough has the highest infection rate of HIV/AIDS in all of NYC.
On Monday, December 1st — a date known the world round as ‘World AIDS Day’ — SimonSays Entertainment releases ’25 To Life’, a documentary which focuses on one man’s struggle’s with HIV/AIDS. SimonSays Entertainment has produced such critically acclaimed movies like ‘Gun Hill Road’ (which was based in The Bronx), ‘Blue Caprice’, and ‘Mother of George’, the latter two which received honorable mention status in The New York Times year end review of top films for 2013.