WBLS 107.5 FM DJ Wendy Williams, Hip-Hop legend DJ Tony Touch and super model Tyson Beckford are among the special guest scheduled to serve as hosts of the Move Against AIDS Dance-a-thon, which will take place at the Manhattan Center on December 3, 2005.
Williams, a long-time advocate of AIDS awareness, will act as host to the thousands that gather at the five-hour Dance-a-thon.
Williams also co-chairs the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS and will appear at the Chose Life Awards in New York City in December, which recognizes corporations or individual’s outstanding efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Super model Tyson Beckford has also pledged his support for the event.
“I’m glad that the event is back again this year and that I am involved,” Beckford said “People need to be reminded that the crisis is definitely not over, and Move Against AIDS is a great way to have fun while really taking steps to eradicate HIV/AIDS.”
The Move Against AIDS Dance-a-thon will feature five hours of music, including sets by world renowned club DJ’s Tony Touch, Junior Vasquez, Tony Moran, Mary Mac, and Chad Jack, and musical performances by Jody Watley and La Bruja.
The event will also include appearances by several other special guest hosts, including “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” star Jai Rodriguez and others.
Proceeds from the Move Against AIDS benefit will go to Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive AIDS service organization, and CHAMP (Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project).
Currently there are the 15,000 men, women and children living with HIV in New York City who receive services at GMHC.
To register for the Dance-a-thon or get more information visit www.moveagainstaids.org.