On Saturday, August 20, 2011 Gus Harper Studios and Tri London Bartenders presented the AIDS Walk LA 2011 Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 11306 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90066. Celebrities and personality supporters and sponsors viewed and enjoyed gallery paintings, food, music by DJ Fritoz, drinks, and the red carpet.
“I want to thank every one for coming to support our AIDS Walk LA 2011 Red Carpet and Art Exhibition Fundraiser at Gus Harper Studios, especially Celebrity Hosts CC Perkinson & Dr. Mark Valinsky, the media/press, the sponsors, the event presenting sponsors: Gus Harper Studios & Tri London Bartenders, the volunteers, DIVA Cynthia Manley, Stella Gomez, Travis Kiro, Kaitlyn Lee, the VIP celebrities and many more for making our event a success.” said Alex Leon event publicist and from World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations.
The red carpet was hosted by celebrity producers and actors Dr. Mark Valinsky & CC Perkinson. According to Diversity News Team 3960 event organizers, people who attendance enjoyed themselves, the art work, the music and networking opportunity. Additional good news is that the team will continue to raise more money and seek donations for the main event, AIDS Walk LA 2011, to be held on October 16, 2011 in the city of West Hollywood, CA.
“I enjoyed the event. The intimate setting of the Gus Harper Studios along with his paintings was perfect. You were able to bring together people who are passionate about the disease to come give their time and money for this cause. HIV/AIDS Facts: Half of all new U.S. HIV infections in persons under 25 were acquired through sex. African Americans and Hispanics make up 25% of the U.S. population and 77% of all reported AIDS cases in the U.S. We all must do our part in keeping this disease in the forefront and in people’s minds. Tell the people we care about to get tested. For people who are infected events such as the AIDS Walk LA encourages them that people care and don’t give up hope.” said Felecia Scott from Wild Beauty .
The guests enjoyed exclusive food cooked by Ty London from Tri London Bartenders. There was also an open bar hosted by Tri London Bartenders staff which included wine from Milano Winery and Pama Liquer. Neuro Drinks representatives gave away drinks to guests as well. Event organizers raffled 2 gift bags courtesy of Sold Out Clothing Company.
“The Aids Walk & Art Exhibition Fundraiser was absolutely delightful. Everyone was very friendly, art work was fabulous and it was for a great cause.” Said Chelsea Autumn.
The celebrities and personalities who attended the event were: Gus Harper (Artist, Owner of Gus Harper Studios), Ty London (Actor, Owner of Tri London Bartenders), Carolyn Martin (PAMA Liqueur), Chrystal Powell (Neuro Drinks), Jennifer E. Price (Neuro Drinks), J. Michael Head (Milano Wine/Head Straight Consulting), Birinana Rios (Milano Wine/Head Straight Consulting), David Kahauoloup & Keith Webb (Sold Out Clothing Co.), Cynthia Manley (DIVA, Recording Artist and Performer), Mark Valinsky (Actor/Producer), CC Perkinson (Actress and TV Personality), Thushari Jayasekera (Actress, NBC 4 Outsourced), Kaitlyn Le (Ms Golden State CA Beauty Pageant), Heidy Fiamengo (Head designer of Chochi Fiamengo), Felecia Scott (Owner of Wild Beauty Skin Products), and Jairo Mazariegos (Philanthropist), Joseph Summers, Travis Kiro (Actor, Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage), Nicole Ostrowske, Harrison Held (Actor, Editor of Sunshine Magazine).
Two awards were presented by Recording artist DIVA Cynthia Manley. A Certificate of Appreciation was given to Stella Gomez, and a Sponsor Certificate was given to Gus Harper from Gus Harper Studios.
“Nice people, good food (catered by Tri London Bartenders), beautiful paintings and tasty beverages courtesy of Neuro Drinks.” said Harrison Held editor from Sunshine Magazine.
AIDS Walk LA 2011 Red Carpet and Art Exhibition Fundraiser was presented by Gus Harper Studios and Tri London Bartenders, LLC and sponsored by Pama Liquor and Milano Family Winery. Other sponsors included Wild Beauty Skincare Products, Valinsky Media Group, CC Variety TV, Diversity News Publications, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations, Neuro Drinks, and SOLD OUT Clothing Co.
The media/press outlets that covered the event were: Disco Stella’s Pics, 5 Minute Photos, Diversity News TV, Diversity News Magazine, joltleft.com, Yahoo.com, Jelly News, Sunshine Magazine and The Photographer 007.
About Diversity News Team #3960: Diversity News team was created and established by Esteban aka Steven Escobar. The group’s purpose and mission is to give back to the community and to help raise funds for AIDS education, awareness, prevention and medicine research. From 2003 to the present, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non profit organizations in Los Angeles County. For more information visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/aboutus/contact/diversity-news-3960…
About AIDS Walk LA: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised $69 million for HIV programs and services in Los Angeles County, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in California. The AIDS walk movement has raised more than a half-billion nationwide.
Photos credit to: Bernard Hinson Jr, The Photographer 007 & Travis Jourdain, Five Minute Photos
Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications. For more information you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org