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Al Sura Comes Together To Show Awareness Through Music

Here's a special announcement from Al Sura, Inc.:

On Saturday, December 4th Roadside Café will host local DC artists to help build awareness about HIV/AIDS and to celebrate World AIDS Day. Artist from Mr. Briggs Management will come together with a powerful calibration of classical, pop, adult contemporary and jazz genres that will inspire patrons to make a difference in hopes to motivate them to take a stand.   

One in 20 people in the District of Columbia are HIV positive, one in 50 have AIDS, putting it on par with some African countries. African-American men comprise approximately 30 percent of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the District, while African-American women account for 94 percent of newly reported HIV/AIDS cases in the area and are infected with HIV/AIDS at a rate of 61 percent versus men at a rate of 25 percent. It's time for us to take a stand.

"It's important to that we get the message out about this epidemic in our community.  HIV/AIDS is a preventable and treatable disease," said Rahim Briggs, president and founder of Al Sura, Inc. 

 "That's why it's important that we come together as community to address these problems head on and what better way to get our message across than through music."  

The AIDS Day concert seeks to bring the community together to invoke a discussion on HIV/AIDS and develop innovative solutions to overcome this health crisis. Admission for the event is $20 and online pre ticket sales begins Friday November 12, 2010 and  can be purchased at www.alsura.org.  As part of Al Sura organization's mission, portions of proceeds from this event will benefit both Inner Light and Damien Ministries.