This Saturday, December 1, 2012 if you are in Los Angeles make sure you get tickets and go see "Divas Simply Singing" a wonderful event sponsored by The Diva Foundation. The event will take place at the Nokia Theater and feature several performers including; Tremaine Hawkins, Lala Hathaway, Faith Evans, El Debarge and many others.
For over 20 years The DIVA Foundation has presented, with sponsorship from caring companies, DIVAS SIMPLY SINGING! - a magical evening of song and entertainment created to raise funds for HIV/AIDS awareness, allowing The DIVA Foundation to continue to help and support those in need. The DIVA Foundation has acted locally but is widening its sphere of influence to include more HIV/AIDS programs around the country and globe.
The DIVA Foundation is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Sheryl Lee Ralph in 1990 as a memorial to the many friends she lost to AIDS. The organization focuses on generating resources and producing events that raise awareness and educate millions of people around the world affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. The DIVA Foundation utilizes music, entertainment and voice as a vehicle to inform, educate and reduce the stigma attached to this deadly disease that affects us ALL.
The work of the foundation has grown to include: "Sometimes I Cry" a one woman-show written and performed by Sheryl Lee Ralph, "Sisters Circle", town hall meetings, prevention seminars, free HIV testing and counseling, and free healthcare materials. Along with community leaders and health experts, Sheryl Lee Ralph hosts a sponsored luncheon where gloves must be worn to drive home the slogan: "No glove, No love!" This event provides a non-threatening, intimate atmosphere where guests can get much needed information, address critical issues, ask questions and be assured of an educated and informed answer. Sheryl Lee Ralph has also recorded a series of HIV awareness PSAs for grass roots organizations in need of assistance.