NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — On World AIDS Day, December 1, Live Nation will donate a portion of every ticket sold to its concerts in the United States to fight HIV/AIDS. All proceeds will benefit LIFEbeat, the music industry's HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America.
"We are proud to stand alongside LIFEbeat on World AIDS Day to help educate music fans about prevention of this deadly disease," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation.
"Although great strides have been made in HIV/AIDS prevention and education, the fact remains that every nine-and-a-half minutes someone in the United States is infected with HIV," said John Cannelli, Executive Director of LIFEbeat. "We applaud Live Nation who are bringing their considerable resources to bear to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and to raise funds to enable us to continue in this important work."
Concert Fans are encouraged to visit Livenation.com to purchase concert tickets to Live Nation events beginning at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, December 1st, World AIDS Day, when a portion of every ticket sold to a Live Nation-ticketed event will benefit LIFEbeat. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers