Long Beach Turns (RED) on December 1
2010-11-22 · By Editor
Mayor Foster, Downtown Long Beach Associates and Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau join in AIDS awareness event.
Mayor Bob Foster, the Downtown Long Beach Associates and the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will participate in an international event designed to raise awareness and support for the fight to eliminate AIDS by turning downtown (Long Beach) RED on the evening of December 1, 2010.
“I’m inviting the Long Beach community to take part of World AIDS Day on December 1 at the (Long Beach) RED rally,” said Mayor Bob Foster. “We hope that hundreds of people will join us as we light up the downtown area red as a visual reminder that we can all make a difference in the fight against AIDS.”
The (Long Beach) RED rally hosted by Mayor Foster will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center’s Terrace Theater. At the conclusion of the rally, Mayor Foster will initiate the illumination of some of downtown Long Beach’s most notable architectural structures in red lights. The first 500 attendees will be given free after-party admission to SIP at the Long Beach Renaissance hotel following the Terrace Theater gathering.
Participating downtown Long Beach restaurants will also donate a portion of their evening’s revenue on December 1 to four nonprofit organizations: Long Beach AIDS Foundation, Wells House Hospice Foundation, The Center’s HIV Counseling and Testing Program, and Long Beach C.A.R.E. Program.