For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Kristen Hellwig
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AIDS Project Los Angeles Honors Gang of 100 at A Thanksgiving Moment

Neiman Marcus Hosts Fashionable Annual Evening Benefiting APLA

WHAT:
A Thanksgiving Moment, the annual cocktail reception that pays tribute to some of the biggest supporters of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), returns to Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. This year’s event, which includes hors d’oeuvres, celebrates the accomplishments of the Gang of 100. The Gang is a group of gregarious, passionate men and women involved in fundraising and supporting a wide variety of charitable organizations, with a keen focus on issues important to the LGBT community. As a group, its members have raised well over $650,000 for APLA since 2006. The Gang has also held the coveted mantle of number one fundraising team at AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which benefits APLA and a range of other local AIDS service organizations, for five years running.

WHEN:
Monday, November 12
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WHO:
Gang of 100 was created by Tom Whitman, one of the most influential event producers in Los Angeles and former Chair of the Board of Directors at APLA. The evening is hosted by James Murphy and Christian Dowell, on behalf of the APLA Ambassador Council, a group of the agency’s closest friends and supporters. Former honorees include David Cooley, Wells Fargo, David Galligan, Barry Krost, and James Murphy (partial list).

WHERE:
Bar on 4
Neiman Marcus

9700 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

MEDIA PARKING:
Complimentary parking is available in the Neiman Marcus structure. Street parking is also available.

A Thanksgiving Moment tickets are available at apla.org/tgmoment.

MORE:
With an estimated 60,000 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, APLA’s direct care and prevention programs are more important than ever. The funds raised from A Thanksgiving Moment will help APLA provide low-income Angelenos who are living with HIV/AIDS with food, dental care, housing assistance, and so much more. Funds raised will also support APLA’s crucial HIV prevention, testing, and advocacy work, which seek to end new infections among those at highest risk and to defend government funding vital to the health of those who are HIV-positive.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct care and treatment services to over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. In 2013, APLA marked its 30th year of operation, and we are a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

APLA Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical care, oral healthcare, mental health services, HIV testing, STD screening/treatment and health education and HIV prevention services focusing on low income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals. APLA Health & Wellness serves over 6,000 individuals across Los Angeles County each year.

For more information, visit apla.org.

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