“Fashion Fights AIDS” Fashion Show Fundraiser

Fashion Fights AIDS: AIDS Walk 2010 Benefit Fashion Show is kicking off the annual AIDS Walk San Francisco weekend with a stylish fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  Occurring on Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Horizon Restaurant and Lounge, an amazing line-up of local designers, models, stylists and fashion event producers have collaborated to raise money and help bring awareness to the fight against AIDS.  This event is a prelude to the AIDS Walk San Francisco, happening on July 18, 2010 at Golden Gate Park. 

Since its inception, AIDS Walk San Francisco (AWSF) has raised more than $74 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and dozens of other Bay Area HIV/AIDS service organizations.  AWSF was founded in 1987 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events.  Miller is the originator of the AIDS Walk fundraising model, which has raised more than $350 million for leading AIDS charities nationwide.  The world’s first AIDS Walk was created in Los Angeles in 1985 and expanded within a couple years to New York and San Francisco.  The event has become a Bay Area institution, bringing together tens of thousands of participant fundraisers and volunteers; hundreds of corporate, community, and friends and family teams; and hundreds and thousands of donors from the Bay Area and across the country.  The event benefits the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and more than 60 other Bay Area AIDS service organizations.  It’s successful annual turnout demonstrates the community’s enthusiastic support for the Foundation’s goals of radically reducing the number of new HIV infections and promoting the health of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area.

Everyone involved in the Fashion Fights AIDS event are donating their time and resources, allowing 100% of all event proceeds to go towards the AIDS Walk San Francisco and SF AIDS Foundation.  Participating designers include Rebel Voices Clothing, Serena Hughes Designs, Josepine Resort, Love, Danielle Pettee, Miz B by Leila Radan, Magdalena Trever, Medium Reality, Byanbe, InLush, Fashion Art 4 Humanity, G82 Designs, NK Swim, Jewelry by Christine, Jeremiah Hill, West Coast Leather, Cocoa Jeans, Fashions by Brice and Kitty Andrews Millinery.  The Fashion Show Producer Shannon Hardisty has pulled together a talented staff for the event, including Shaun McClendon of Supreme Network, Shae Lynn of VIP Socialite, Leyina Chen of Leyina Chen Productions, and Charleston Pierce of Charleston Pierce Presents.

Fashion Fights AIDS promises to be a memorable fashion runway event for a worthwhile cause.  Not only is the event showcasing local fashion industry talent, it’s most importantly making an impact by raising awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS.

Fashion Fights Aids is taking place on Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Horizon Restaurant & Lounge, 498 Broadway in San Francisco.  Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.  They can be purchased online at http://fashionfightsaids.eventbrite.com.  Doors open at 8:00 PM and the fashion show starts at 9:00 PM.  For more information on AIDS Walk San Francisco, please visit their website at http://www.aidswalk.net/sanfran/eventinfo/eventinfo.html.