CAN Community Health is excited to announce their annual Red Ribbon Gala, taking place on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Tampa Museum of Art. The event, which will be a black tie cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment, will raise funds to support the organization's mission to provide medical, social, and educational services to those living with HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, and other diseases.
The highlight of the evening will be special guest speaker, Laverne Cox, who will share her personal story and speak on the importance of raising awareness and providing support for those living with HIV and other diseases.
Laverne Cox is a well-known actress, advocate, and LGBTQ+ icon. She rose to fame for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" and has since become an influential voice in the LGBTQ+ community. She has been an advocate for the rights of transgender individuals and has been a vocal advocate for HIV and AIDS awareness.
As a transgender woman of color, Laverne Cox is particularly aware of the intersectional challenges faced by marginalized communities and is committed to using her platform to raise awareness and advocate for change. Her presence at the Red Ribbon Gala will bring an important perspective to the event and will help to raise awareness about the ongoing need for support and resources for those living with HIV and other diseases. We are honored to have her at our event and look forward to hearing her story.
The funds raised from the gala will go towards opening clinics in areas where HIV and other STD-related professionals are scarce, including Arizona, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the gala, ranging from $100,000 to $5,000. Individual tickets for the event are priced at $500.
This is a great opportunity to support an important cause while enjoying an evening of great food, entertainment, and company. Please consider sponsoring or purchasing a ticket to support CAN Community Health's mission to improve the health and wellbeing of those living with HIV and other diseases.