SHANGHAI – ShanghaiPRIDE, QEvents & Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai held a press conference this afternoon to officially launch the Red Ribbon Gala Dinner which benefits AIDSLIFE Center.
In conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1st, the event aims to raise public awareness, tolerance, and acceptance as well as seek help for HIV/AIDS patients and their families. There will be a cocktail reception, four-course dinner, awesome performances, raffles draw, and auction. An autographed basketball by Liu Wei, a China national team player, and a music album by Coco Zhao, China's beloved jazz vocalist and song-writer are among the items to be auctioned. Individual tickets are priced at ¥900 each and a table of ten is at ¥8,000. Tickets are open for sale and organizers hope to attract 300 generous guests.
“People living with HIV/AIDS are normal people too, just like cardiac and diabetes patients. More work needs to be done to overcome controversies, stigma and discrimination towards the disease and patients”, said ShanghaiPRIDE organizer Raymond Phang.
AIDSLIFE Center Deputy Director, Shen Xiaofeng said that the funds raised from the event will be used to improve the life quality of severe AIDS patients during hospitalization such as helping them purchase basic daily necessities during hospitalization and urgent medication.
“As a great supporter of societal and charity events, we hope that the public will join us to show love and contribute to those in need”, said Cindy Zhang, Director of Marketing Communications of the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
Over 20 local and foreign lifestyle, health, LGBT and general media attended the press conference. This is the first time for the organizers to hold the Red Ribbon Gala Dinner and they hope this can be an annual event to promote awareness and care. They would like to invite partners from corporate, media, and health communities to join together and make a greater impact on the cause.
To RSVP, please visit http://www.huodongxing.com/go/redribbongala (individual tickets) or contact Ms. Lin Tao (QEvents) email@example.com / Ms. Christina Jiang (Kempinski) Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org for table bookings and sponsorships.
左起:陶霖、张小娟、彭智政、麦涵客、沈晓枫 \ From left: Lin Tao, Cindy Zhang, Raymond Phang, Henk Meyknecht, Xiaofeng Shen
上海骄傲节负责人彭智政 \ Raymond Phang, key organizer of ShanghaiPRIDE
红丝带徽章 \ Red ribbon badges
Red Ribbon Gala Dinner
Date: 2015/12/01 | 18:30 - 21:30
Dear Shanghai Music Fan,
For all those who have a bit cash hidden under their mattress here is your chance to help! If you have nothing left maybe you know a friend or so.
Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family have been supporting the Red Cross to raise funds for the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Over the next three weeks, incredible auction items from more than 150 of the world’s biggest stars will be available to bid on to help this important cause.
Artists supporting the appeal include: Coldplay, The Beatles, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Duffy, Keith Urban, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Beastie Boys, Michael Franti, Tiziano Ferro, Juan Luis Guerra, Herbert Gronemeyer, Raphael, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, Jane Birkin, Gorillaz, the Beach Boys, Depeche Mode, Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds To Mars, Jeff Bridges, Tinie Tempah, and Deadmau5, Kylie Minogue, The Kooks, David Guetta, Angela Gheorghiu, Lady Antebellum, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire.
Auction runs April 5 – 21, 2011
Some of the things you can bid on are:
The last of an extremly limited edition of a Schwinn bicycle featuring the Yellow Submarine artwork, never sold publiclyma
Ferrari 412 1987, the car featured in their film, Electroma
The guys from “Hotter than teppanyaki,The Dudettes, and sal & upnavala groove” are organizing a charity gig for the victims of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Originally they intended to have no cover charge but now entrance is 20rmb. They promise that all the money earned through entrance fee and the bar revenue will be donated to the victims in Japan.
So Shanghai Rocker, go to Lune on Friday the 19th and drink and dance for a good cause!
Event info here: