HIV/AIDS has become the second highest leading cause of death among adolescents globally. In China, according to China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 570,000 people living with HIV/AIDS as at October 2015. Of that number, 9,152 are youths aged between 15 and 24. From 2008 to 2014, the number of youths infected by HIV/AIDS has increased by five times.
The rising trend of HIV/AIDS infections among younger age groups coupled with lack of access to proper information adds to the challenge in HIV/AIDS prevention. There is an urgent need to not only raise awareness on prevention of HIV/AIDS among the younger generation, but also to inform them on what to do, how to get treatment, and where to receive counseling should they be infected.
Last year, thanks to more than 130 generous individual and cooperate donors and sponsors, the Red Ribbon Gala Dinner, held at Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, successfully raised ¥50,000 for Shanghai AIDSLIFE Center, an organization that provides care and counseling for HIV/AIDS patients, raises awareness and support from society, and promotes tolerance and anti-discrimination of the infected.
This year, ShanghaiPRIDE, Q-Events, together with ANDAZ XINTIANDI, SHANGHAI bring yet another Red Ribbon Gala Dinner in conjunction with World AIDS Day to raise funds for SHANGHAI QINGAI HEALTH CENTER.
Shanghai Qingai Health Center is a charity organization established by motivated college students focusing on youth sex health. The center serves the youth community in Shanghai by promoting safe sex measures, providing professional training, maintaining discussion forums, providing psychological intervention services, and providing counseling on and testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. It aims to help the Shanghai youth community develop a positive life attitude, advocate a healthy lifestyle, and nurture a pleasant social environment.
Hotline: 400-691-0694 (Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00)
WeChat: “上海青艾” or “青艾检测”
The gala will include a 4-course formal western dinner with live entertainment, presentation, speeches, raffles draw, and more. Guests will receive a gift bag each. There will be a special discount at Xuan Bar for the after-party.
DATE: Thursday, December 1st, 2016
TIME: 6:30pm cocktail reception, 7:30pm dinner
VENUE: Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai, Ballroom 3rd Floor – 88 Songshan Road, Shanghai, China
EARLY BIRD TICKETS (BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30): ¥800 per seat, ¥7,800 per table (10 seats)
REGULAR TICKETS: ¥900 per seat, ¥8,000 per table (10 seats)
For tickets, please visit: http://www.huodongxing.com/event/1349488662800
Red Ribbon Gala Dinner is now looking for supportive individual and corporate table buyers, as well as partners and corporate sponsors from all industries who are devoted to charity and healthcare for youths.