Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation is
a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds for and awareness about AIDS
service provider agencies through the production of quality entertainment
events. Born from the grass-roots efforts of two mothers, Barbara Richmond
and the late Peggy Ermet, who lost their only sons to AIDS as a way to
honor their sons' memories and to help alleviate the suffering of many
of the other sons and daughters living with HIV and AIDS, the Foundation
has become one of the leading sources of funding for many local AIDS service
Highlights Video from Help is on the Way 20.
partnerships with selected beneficiaries for each event, the Foundation
provides the leadership and resources to bring the highest quality talent
and production resources and maximize the funds raised for beneficiary
partners. Deadline for 2014 beneficiary applications is October 2013.
BENEFICIARIES FOR 2014 HELP IS ON THE WAY XX include:
- Abzyme Research Foundation
- AIDS Legal Referral Panel
- Positive Resource Ceneter
Beneficiaries for HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS XIII include:
- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Read about beneficiaries
and learn how to apply....
and in-kind sponsors help underwrite the cost of REAF productions, ensuring
that 100% of event ticket sales go directly to the beneficiary agencies.
Click hereto download a corporate sponsor package for Help is on the Way XX.
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& LIVE AUCTIONS
partners are also utilized to create magical and elaborate gala receptions,
as well as silent and live auctions.
make a donation to an upcoming auction for a "Help is on the Way" event,
a donation form by clicking here.
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- Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, 60 million people have contracted HIV and 30 million have died of AIDS-related causes
- Currently, there are 34 million people living with HIV worldwide and 1.2 million living with HIV in the U.S.
- Every day about 7,000 people contract HIV – nearly 300 people every hour
- In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS worldwide
- California ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases, surpassed only by New York
- More than 190,000 Californians have contracted HIV/AIDS and more than 86,000 have died since the epidemic began in the early 1980s
- There are up to 7,000 new HIV infections in California every year
- 76% of all HIV/AIDS cases in California occur among gay men, far exceeding the 53% nationally
- In California, men make up 86% and women account for 13% of all HIV cases
- Of all HIV cases in California, whites account for 48% followed by Hispanics at 28% and African-Americans at 19%.
- More than two-thirds of all Californians living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area
- Since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 28,793 San Francisco residents have been diagnosed with AIDS, which comprises 18% of California AIDS cases and 3% of cases reported nationally
- In San Francisco, there are currently 18,576 people living with HIV
- An estimated 800-1,000 people will become infected with HIV this year in San Francisco
- 90% of new HIV infections in San Francisco are among gay men
- HIV/AIDS is the #1 cause of death for African-American women ages 25-34
of UNAIDS, the CDC & SF Deparment of Public Health