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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 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.

Since 1989, The Balm In Gilead has been building the capacity of faith communities to provide HIV/AIDS education and support networks for all people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the African Diaspora. The organization currently works in five African countries addressing the devastation of HIV/AIDS. The Balm In Gilead’s achievements have enabled thousands of churches to become leaders in preventing HIV by providing comprehensive educational programs and offering compassionate support to encourage those infected to seek and maintain treatment.

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