After Two years in the making, Be The Link will be complete. The culmination of this is a beautiful exhibition to unite diverse influential people without separatism. AIDS does not care whether you are black or white, straight or gay, the fact remains – HIV effects everyone.
The art on display will feature some of today’s most prominent figures in the world of talent including: world champion athletes, fashion designers, news/media figures, recording artists, actors, top CEOs and business moguls. The diversity of people who form the links highlights the uniqueness of this collaborative effort that shines light on advance treatment that can help reduce the risk of AIDS.
An exhibit of photographic images will be displayed in galleries – one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, symbolically linking both coasts. The New York opening event Media Sponsored by Zink Magazine will be a lavish red carpet affair in an historic architectural facility in Tribeca on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012.
Limited edition shirts designed by Project Runway Finalist Christopher Palu and partner Stacy Longo will debut at the New York gala to raise funds for Until There’s A Cure. An opening gala will be held in Los Angeles on February 23, 2013 with location to be announced.
The event spotlights the Photography of Andy Tsagaris, Director and Visionary of the Event. Featuring some of today’s most prominent figures in the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, and politics including: Project Runway Season 10 Winner Dmitry Sholokhov; Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer; Phillip Bloch, Hollywood’s premier fashion stylist; Michael Bastian, fashion designer; James Mottern, screenwriter and filmmaker; Adam Sabbagh, entrepreneur, sportsman, media personality, and humanitarian; VH1’s Mob Wives Carla Facciolo; celebrity stylist and television star Carson Kressley; avant-garde fashion duo The Blonds; film producer Cindy Cowan, president of Cowan Entertainment; actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister; Kate Linder star of The Young and the Restless; reality star Jessica Romano of Jerseylicious; Julie Macklowe founder of luxury cosmetics company vbeauté; Randy Jones, multi-platinum recording artist and founding member of The Village People; actress Tara Reid; David Mixner, author, political strategist, civil rights activist, and public affairs advisor; Todd Thomas, fashion designer; and Sean Stone, director, producer and son of legendary producer Oliver Stone.
The Be The Link Campaign is partners with Until There’s A Cure, a national organization since 1993 dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat the pandemic. Until There’s A Cure is committed to: funding innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education; providing financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS; and supporting and advocating for AIDS vaccine development which offers the best hope for reducing the spread of HIV.