Looking for a great activity to do with your kids this weekend in NYC? Padma Lakshmi is hosting the 11th Annual Dream Halloween New York Party with a performance by Cody Simpson. This fundraising family event will features celebrities, live musical performances, games, arts & crafts, food from local restaurants and more. It will be taking place on October 21 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square and all proceeds benefit Keep a Child Alive (KCA) in their efforts to improve the lives of those impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and other countries. Now in its eleventh year in New York, Dream Halloween® has raised $23.1 million for those in need since 1994.
WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe Times Square – 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
WHAT: Keep a Child Alive (KCA) will host a red carpet to welcome guests to Dream Halloween® New York for its eleventh consecutive year. Families and celebrities, including television personality Padma Lakshmi, will engage in a rock-n-roll Halloween themed event to raise money for children affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide. The event will feature a performance by Australian pop singer, Cody Simpson. The event will honor Joe Cristina, founder of Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) and now a member of the KCA Board of Directors.
To buy tickets: http://keepachildalive.org/events/dream-halloween-ny-2012/
To see Cody Simpson’s PSA about this event – click below.
About Keep a Child Alive
Keep a Child Alive, co-founded by Alicia Keys in 2003, provides AIDS treatment, support, nutrition and love to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Over 30 million people have died from AIDS worldwide and it is estimated that a staggering 15 million children have been orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa alone. Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment can transform the lives of people with AIDS, returning them to health from illness. However, millions of people with AIDS have no access to these lifesaving drugs and 72% of children who need treatment are not receiving it. KCA funds more than just the pills necessary to fight HIV/AIDS by providing the necessary nutrition and support to ensure the treatment is taken properly and is effective, particularly for children. KCA currently provides funding to eight clinical and orphan care sites in five countries: India, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda; with previous projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Zimbabwe and South Africa that have been successfully scaled up to new levels of service and sustainability within their communities.