Lil’ Kim continues her charitable work and has signed on to host Move Against
AIDS: Return of the Dance-a-thon, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
Kim will share
hosting duties with actress Rosie Perez for the event, which will benefit the
non-profit Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the nation’s oldest AIDS service
and advocacy organization.
Tony Touch, Beverly
Bond, Junior Vasquez, 3LW and others will lend their support to the event, which
takes place December 11th.
will engage those young men and women most at risk for contracting HIV,"
said Ana Oliveira, executive director of GMHC in a statement. "The participation
of youth in HIV prevention is a vital part of the solution in reducing HIV transmission.
Our goal is to reprise the successes of past Dance-a-thons in raising awareness
about HIV and AIDS, and raising the funds needed to continue our fight against
the need for such an event, citing the soaring number of new HIV infections
According to the
non-profit, over one million people are living with the HIV/AIDS virus in the
United States, while 40,000 people are infected each year.
and Latino’s have experienced the greatest number of new infections, with
half of all new infections coming from people under the age of 25. The number
of women with HIV has tripled in the past 20 years.