COLUMBIA, SC – The Talented Tenth, a young professionals organization, is set to host Paint the Town Red on Thursday, November 13th. This reception will honor the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council (SCHAC) for twenty years of service to the Palmetto State.
“South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council has worked tirelessly to control and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in our state for the past two decades. The Talented Tenth is excited for the opportunity to bring awareness to the challenge that our community truly struggles with and highlight the great work this organization does for our community,” said Paint the Town Red event co-chair, Sam Johnson.
South Carolina ranks eighth in the nation in the rate of AIDS cases. Columbia ranks tenth among other metropolitan areas in the rate of AIDS cases.
Event co-chair Rania Jamison added, “As a community, state, and nation, we all too often shy away from a honest, open conversation about HIV/AIDS. The statistics and data local in our region underscore the importance of the work the S.C. HIV/AIDS Council does, as well as the need for awareness events like Paint the Town Red.”
Paint the Town Red will commence at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13 at the newly renovated Sheraton Convention Center in downtown Columbia. Along with music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, there will be a unique presentation at 7:00 p.m. to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS in the community. This fundraiser is free and open to the public; however, guests are encouraged to make a tax-deductible contribution to the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council in honor of their 20 years of service.
WHO: Talented Tenth will honor South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council
WHAT: Paint the Town Red
WHERE: The NEW Sheraton Convention Center
1208 Washington Street
Columbia, SC 29201
WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
For more information about the event or to RSVP, visit www.talentedtenth.info/paintthetownred.
About the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council
The South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council (SCHAC) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Columbia. SCHAC is committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina through education, advocacy, and support services for patients. The year 2014 marks a 20-year milestone in which the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council has worked throughout the community, the state, and the nation in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
About the Talented Tenth
Founded in 2010, the Talented Tenth is a young professionals organization born out of the vision of Mayor Steve Benjamin. The mission of the Talented Tenth is to raise the standard of excellence of young professionals in the African American community through advocacy, professional development, civic engagement, and community involvement.