Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, continues work to promote prevention and education on HIV/AIDS among Hispanics
February 09, 2012- New York- Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008 and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice 2012 contestant, will serve as the Benefit Committee Co-Chair for Cielo Latino, the Latino Commission on AIDS announced today.
Cielo Latino, the largest annual national fundraiser for the Latino community in its fight against AIDS, will take place on Friday, May 18th at Cipriani Wall Street. The money raised each year allows the Commission to continue to provide critical services to thousands, launch awareness and education initiatives through innovative social marketing, and execute prevention and treatment education.
“The commitment of Dayana Mendoza to promote prevention and education on HIV/AIDS among Hispanics is a shining example to follow, and we are humbled to count her as a trusted ally to reach a world without AIDS,” said Guillermo Chacón, President, of the Latino Commission on AIDS. “We are privileged, not only to have Dayana as a “Madrina” of the Commission since 2009, but also to be her charity of choice for the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice. We couldn’t think of a better person to help lead the Benefit Committee for Cielo Latino 2012.”
Dayana Mendoza, born in Caracas, Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Through the Miss Universe Organization, the former Miss Venezuela has continued as an advocate for increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women’s health and reproductive issues.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information on Cielo Latino, please contact Earl Plante, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-386-0291 or visit www.latinoaids.org/cielo.
About the Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino/Hispanic communities. The Commission is the leading national Latino AIDS organization coordinating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and other prevention and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. For more information visit: www.latinoaids.org or
www.nlaad.org. UNIDOS PODEMOS / UNITED WE CAN