06 August 2012
Our Breakfast Emcee Amanda Bearse
We are honored to have actress, writer and director Amanda Bearse as the World AIDS Day breakfast emcee. View her event invite below and even better, share it with friends today!
A letter from our our Emcee Amanda Bearse
It was a warm and muggy morning when I arrived on The Mall in Washington, D.C. this past July. But despite the temperature guaranteed to rise throughout the day, a crowd of people – gay, straight, volunteers, media, families and friends – had already started to gather for the opening ceremony of The Names Project/AIDS Memorial Quilt’s return to our nation’s capital. Annie Lennox spoke passionately about being a part of the fight against the AIDS pandemic since the beginning, back in the ‘80’s. We celebrated how far we’ve come in the battle, and the HIV-positive lives that continue to thrive. But we knew we were there most of all to remember all those we’ve loved and lost over the past three decades. Songs were sung, “The Last One” panel was displayed, and the ‘list of names’ began to be read aloud from the stage.