Lil' Kim Hosts AIDS Dance-A-Thon

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.

"This event

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 Pandemic."

GMHC highlighted

the need for such an event, citing the soaring number of new HIV infections

per year.

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.

Young African-American

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.