Friday, December 02, 2005

The Red Carnival

I have been away for almost a week. Will update on what has happened soon.

Meanwhile, as part of World AIDS Day celebration worldwide - this year's theme "Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise" - and to create more awareness, PT Foundation will have something going on this weekend.

You can find more information about it below.

PT Foundation public event of the year is on this weekend at Sungai Wang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur - The Red Carnival.

The Red Carnival kicks off at Fiesta Street, Sungai Wang from 1 pm till 7pm, and continues the next day (Sunday 4 Dec) for the same time duration.

The Red Carnival is organized by PT Foundation to generate HIV/AIDS awareness among the young people of Kuala Lumpur, and to raise funds for HIV/AIDS programmes.

Unlike conventional campaigns, the Red Carnival showcases the vibrancy and energy of KLites via the performing arts - dances, skits, bands, all forms of street theatre, DJs and celebrity appearances. Volunteers in stunning bunny costumes will distribute Red Ribbons and HIV/AIDS information to remind us all that HIV/AIDS is everyone's concern, and we all need to take personal responsibility to fight HIV/AIDS.

The Red Carnival is a collaborative effort involving NGOs, the retail and corporate sector, the entertainment fraternity, celebrities and the media.

Partners in collaboration are Malaysian AIDS Council, United Nations in Malaysia and the Ministry Of Health. Official media include RedFM and 98.8 radio stations and TV3 and 8TV.

Both RedFM and 988 has been providing generous publicity on this event. One of the highlights that they have been promoting for us is Malaysian Idol Daniel crooning 2 songs on the PTF stage. Other attractions are Philippine singer Ina Fabregas, the Brazilian Capoeria troupe, Jude Benjamin's Team All Stars, RedFM DJs Tim, Terry, Chris, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at the Carnival. Now is the best time to show that gay men is very much part of a caring society despite all the horrible things as reported in the gutter press.

Stop AIDS. Make a promise today to make a difference.


1 comment:

savante said...

Derek, you wonderful activist man. Keep up the good work.