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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to Host
Kick-Off Press Conference and Reception for
Big TiggerÂs 8th Annual Celebrity Classic
Who: The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, TV host and internationally syndicated radio personality Big Tigger, and The Street Corner Foundation, LLC (SCF)
What: Big TiggerÂs 8th Annual Celebrity Classic Press Conference and Breakfast Reception Hosted by The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
When: Friday, May 15, 2009
10:00 am Â 11:30 am
Where: Cannon House Office Building; Cannon Caucus Room (345)
Event Details: With the Washington DC HIV/AIDS AdministrationÂs recent report that revealed that three percent (3%) of all DC residents are living with HIV/AIDS, the devastating disease is considered a severe epidemic in the DC area.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a voice for the ratification of HIV/AIDS in DC and a supporter of the Street Corner Foundation, will host a pre-event press conference and reception on Capitol Hill to kick-off Big TiggerÂs 8th Annual Celebrity Classic to highlight the work of the foundation and the joint heightened response to the impact of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community in the metropolitan area.
The press conference and reception kick-off for the 3-day charity weekend and will be attended by several House Representatives, selected celebrities and other area Politicians and health organization leaders including DC Councilman Harry Thomas, Jr., (Ward 5) and Director of DC Department of Health Dr. Pierre Vigilance.
In 2007 Norton hosted ÂA Series of Frank Conversations by Us with Us: A Self Examination on the D.C. HIV/AIDS EpidemicÂ to help galvanize DC residents to take responsibility for eliminating the preventable disease. With a common goal to eliminate the virus in the District, Norton and Big Tigger will unite in his ambitious endeavor to test a record number of area youth and adults for HIV/AIDS during the celebrity weekend.
Organization: strengthening diverse urban communities through proactive, innovative programming. Based in the belief that knowledge is the key to improving issues affecting the community, SCF's focus is two-fold -- to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS by funding educational initiatives targeting prevention, and to improve quality of life for youth by supporting programs that focus on literacy and self-esteem.