Saturday, December 1st – World AIDS Day

Saturday, December 1st – World AIDS Day

Miss Universe Riyo Mori to Join Latino Commission on AIDS in Gathering of Hope and Solidarity


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ADVISORY for December 1st

WHO:

Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori

Dennis De Leon, President, Latino Commission on AIDS

WHAT:

Miss Universe will deliver a Statement of Hope and Solidarity to national and international leaders in support of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education.

WHEN:

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 at 1:30 PM

WHERE:

Latino Commission on AIDS – Conference Center

24 West 25th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY

WHY:

According to the most recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control, Latinos were four times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS than Caucasians and four times more likely than Caucasians to die from HIV/AIDS. In 2006, the Miss Universe Organization formed a partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS to help educate and advocate on issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention in the Latino community. Hailing from Japan, Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori joins the Latino Commission on AIDS, with hope and in solidarity, to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS and to encourage Latinas, Latinos and all individuals to join her in getting tested for HIV.

Members of the media are invited to join Miss Universe and the Latino Commission on AIDS to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS.

For more information visit: http://www.latinoaids.org.

Saturday, December 1st – World AIDS Day