NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines will receive the prestigious Business Leadership Award from the Latino Commission on AIDS at its annual Cielo gala, in recognition of the airline's steadfast and ongoing support of HIV/AIDS fundraising initiatives which contribute to research, prevention and services for people living with AIDS. The award will be accepted by Chuck Imhof, Delta´s Staff Vice President, Sales - New York, at the gala, the largest annual national fundraiser for the Latino community in its fight against AIDS. The event will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
"Delta Air Lines and our employees have a civic obligation to give back to the communities we serve, and it is an honor to receive this award for our participation in support those living with HIV and AIDS," said Imhof. "As part of Delta's Force for Global Good to improve global health and wellness, our airline participates in a variety of efforts to further AIDS research, HIV prevention, and treatment education."
As New York's largest and fastest-growing airline, Delta is firmly committed to the New York community as demonstrated by our partnerships with civic and non-profit organizations to make a difference in the communities we serve.
The event's godmother, Ms. Universe, Paulina Vega will be presenting the award to Delta.
"Celebrating our 25th anniversary is a milestone of which we are very proud," said Commission President Guillermo Chacon. "Presenting the Business Leadership Award to Delta Air Lines demonstrates our appreciation for the support that our organization receives from the business sector. Delta Air Lines is fully committed to and passionate about providing support to HIV/AIDS initiatives in the Latino community and communicating the importance of education, awareness and insights around this issue."
Cielo continues its theme "Designing a World Without AIDS," which this year features entertainment provided by Project Runway All Stars winner, Mondo Guerra, who will present a special fashion show created for the occasion; Grammy award winner Oscar Hernandez and his Spanish Harlem Orchestra; and the popular Baila Society dance troupe.
The funds raised from Cielo Gala allow the Latino Commission to continue to provide critical and vital services to thousands through its innovative programs and initiatives and to millions more through its social marketing education, awareness, outreach, and bilingual treatment education campaigns. For more information about Cielo 2015 and the Latino Commission on AIDS, visit www.cielolatino.org or go to bit.ly/CieloGala2015 to make an immediate donation.
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SOURCE Latino Commission on AIDS