Tomorrow on Worlds AIDS Day, Ticketmaster will make a donation for every ticket sold throughout the day to Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS thus encouraging music and live entertainment fans to help fight HIV/AIDS.
Lifebeat is a national nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Every year, Lifebeat reaches thousands of concert-goers across the country with safer sex education, free condoms, HIV/AIDS prevention information, counseling, and testing. In 2012, Lifebeat conducted HIV/AIDS outreach at concerts and festivals headlined by Madonna, Coldplay, Juanes, Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller, and Rita Ora.
Held on December 1st every year, World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. Nearly 34 million people are currently living with HIV and AIDS worldwide, with young people between the ages of 13 and 24 accounting for 1 in 3 newly infected HIV cases in the US. Over 2,600 people aged 16 to 24 are newly infected daily.
We are happy to provide a channel for fans to support to Lifebeat’s cause and help fight against HIV/AIDS.
For more information about LifeBeat, visit their site: www.lifebeat.org
In the tragic wake of Superstorm Sandy, are you wishing you could do more to help those affected by natural disasters? Ticketmaster and the American Red Cross have partnered to make it easy for you to contribute.
Last week we started accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross here at Ticketmaster.com. When you buy your tickets, you have the option to donate increments of $5 to relief efforts, 100 percent of which go directly to the Red Cross. Generous fans from all over the country are already making contributions but as you can see from the news, many people are still in dire straits and need our help.
The campaign ends Monday, November 19. If you miss our deadline, remember the Red Cross will continue accepting donations for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts–as well as in support of people affected by other unfortunate disasters. Please make a donation today with your ticket purchase or go directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief donation page.