AHF Presents Free World AIDS Day Concert In Miami

The event will feature performances by Sheila E., Yandel, Becky G., and a presentation by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization, will host a free concert event hosted by comedian Aida Rodriquez and featuring Grammy-nominated artist Sheila E. (above), Latin Grammy Award-winning artist Yandel and singer-songwriter Becky G. on Friday, December 1, at Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater.

The event will also feature a special presentation by Carmen Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mayor Cruz will give an update on Puerto Rico, sharing the current needs for recovery of the island and a “call to action” for further community support. AHF Southern Bureau Chief Michael Kahane and members of the AHF Board of Directors will also present Mayor Cruz with the 2017 Humanitarian Award for her ongoing leadership following hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Miami event is one of a series of activities scheduled worldwide by AHF to both commemorate World AIDS Day and celebrate its 30th anniversary. Other events include free concerts in Los Angeles, Haiti and Mexico City, as well as free awareness and testing events throughout the U.S., Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Doors for the concert will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free by registering at AHF.org.

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