New York, NY - September 2011 -
Ms. Dionne Warwick has been and continues to be a pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Ms. Warwick's tireless efforts date back to the early 80's, as one of the first African-American celebrities to align her with the fight against this epidemic, bringing attention to the plight, not only domestically, but internationally as well.
Through her philanthropic work, Ms. Warwick has brought awareness, education and compassion to communities across the country. This year, the lady herself celebrates 50 outstanding years in the entertainment industry.
What's new with legendary superstar
As the award-winning international entertainment icon and activist celebrates her 50th year in show business, she is busy with activities that benefit a cause close to her heart, that of the fight against HIV & AIDS. Here's a rundown of what Dionne Warwick will be doing:
Monday, September 26 - New York City - 2:00 to 4:00 PM - Ms. Warwick will be a judge for the ATRIPLA (Bristol-Myers Squibb) "5 Years, 5 Heroes" contest. She is aiding them with identifying five individuals who have made an extraordinary difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS over the past five years, by reviewing their essays. ATRIPLA will honor each of those chosen five by creating a documentary film based on their stories, which will be premiered in New York City in March 2012.
Monday, September 26 - Harlem, New York - 6:00 PM - Ms. Warwick will host, in association with Harlem United Community AIDS Center, a Town Hall Meeting on HIV & AIDS, called "That's What Friends Are For," at the Oberia D. Dempsey Center at 127 West 127th Street. Moderated by BET News commentator Ed Gordon, she will be joined by acclaimed actress/singer/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and other celebrity friends, noted clinicians, politicians and persons living with HIV and AIDS.
Tuesday, September 27 - Harlem, New York - 7:00 to 11:00 PM - Ms. Warwick will be honored by Inspired In New York at Tian at The Riverbank, 679 Riverside Drive. They are recognizing September 27th as "Dionne Warwick Day" and she will be honored by Congressman Charles Rangel, who will give her a Congressional proclamation and by Councilwoman Inez Dickens, who will give her a city proclamation. Celebrity co-presenters for the evening are noted actress S. Epatha Merkerson and popular tv/radio personality Montel Williams. The evening's charity is God's Love We Deliver. Contact for the event is Camille Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org.