Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) hosted a private screening of their documentary film AHF: The Road to 500,000 Tuesday night to commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1). The free event was held at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles and began with a VIP reception followed by the an hour-long screening of the film.
A number of celebrates came out to support the milestone including casting director and HIV/AIDS activist Robi Reed, media personality and book author Amber Rose, famed choreographer Debbie Allen and husband Norm Nixon and Black and Sexy TV star Shayla Hale along with a host of others. Tina Campbell of Grammy award-winning gospel duo, Mary Mary, was also in attendance and performed after the screening.
AHF: The Road to 500,000, is an original AHF production featuring highlights from AHF’s domestic and global activities to promote HIV/STD testing and treatment to reach the historic milestone of providing medical care and services to over 500,000 lives in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America/Caribbean.
“We are now reaching over half-a-million men, women and children with lifesaving medical care in thirty-six countries around the world—a remarkable accomplishment that only a great team of patients, medical providers, staff and volunteers could have made possible,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF’s President. “500,000 patients in care is one of the greatest accomplishments in the 28-year history of AHF. Just two years ago, we celebrated 250,000 patients in care. To now reach over twice that number of lives is incredible.”
Check out more photos below from the celebration:
Shayla Hale from Black and Sexy TV’s RoomieLoverFriends
Casting Director Robi Reed
Tina Campbell of Mary Mary
Debbie Allen and Norm Nixon
Photo Credits: AHF