NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondo Guerra, Project Runway All Star Winner and HIV/AIDS activist, has been named honorary co-chair of the 2015 Cielo gala by the Latino Commission on AIDS, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the event on May 15, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. He joins Rosie Perez, actress, activist and co-host of The View who has been a long-time supporter of the Commission and has served as honorary co-chair of the gala for the last 15 years. Since revealing his HIV positive status on Project Runway, Mr. Guerra has been active in community education about the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS.
"Elevating my commitment to the Latino Commission on AIDS after being honored at last year's gala means a lot to me personally," said Mr. Guerra. "As co-chair of the Cielo gala, I hope to raise my voice to increase awareness and education among Latino youth and the community in general about HIV/AIDS. This is truly an honor and I thank the Commission for bestowing this position on me."
Cielo, the largest fundraiser for Latino/Hispanic AIDS initiatives in the U.S, will continue with its theme "Designing a World Without AIDS" for the 2015 event. Mr. Guerra's place in the world of fashion will make an impact on the event, as he will present a gallery show of his unique and avant-garde fashion at the gala.
"Celebrating our 25th anniversary is a milestone of which we are very proud," said Commission President Guillermo Chacon. "Having Mondo Guerra on board as a co-chair of our Cielo 2015 gala will build excitement and support for the event from the entertainment and fashion worlds. He is passionate about providing continuous support of HIV/AIDS initiatives in the Latino community and communicating the importance of education, awareness and insights around this issue."
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 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