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Nancy Wilson to Perform at AIDS Benefit

On March 5 singer Nancy Wilson (pictured) will perform at Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria as part of an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign that will target the Black faith community. The benefit performance will kick off the HIV/AIDS organization The Balm In Gilead’s fifteenth annual Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. Wilson will perform at 9 p.m., after a 6 p.m. press conference and dinner. Stage and screen actress Lynn Whitfield will host the event. Visit www.balmingilead.org to reserve tickets, or call (212) 730-7381 or (888) 225-6243. The Waldorf Astoria is located at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan.

Since its inception in 1989, The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS has engaged black churches to become centers for education, understanding and care in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In the past, churches recognized the Black Church Week of Prayer by hosting AIDS workshops, distributing information or devoting a sermon or song to those affected and infected by the virus.

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