MERIDA, Mexico, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, December 14th, over 200 holiday-attired guests gathered at the private home "La Cupula" in Centro Merida, for a gala holiday champagne dinner - The Red Ribbon Ball - to raise money for "Oasis San Juan de Dios," an HIV/AIDS shelter for people without homes, resources or seguro social.
All of the proceeds from the event went to the shelter. The director of Oasis, Carlos Mendez, along with his colleagues Jose Martin Cauich and Ypke van de Haring, were guests at the ball and expressed their gratitude to the Merida community for their extraordinary generosity.
The organizing sponsors were euphoric with the outcome of the event, which hauled in way more money than expected, largely due to the over-the-top success of the auction.
The light rain couldn't dampen nor restrain the overflowing enthusiasm of the crowd! The sold-out event was organized and sponsored by Hennessy's Irish Pub, Mexico International Real Estate and Yucatan Today, in cooperation with the generosity of "Fondo de Arte Contemporaneo La Cupula," "Hacienda Petac" and 32 additional contributing sponsors.
A tangy-rich Shrimp Salad appetizer made way for the delicious main course of Chicken Korma with basmati rice or Pork Belly w/potato puree, seasonal vegetables and applesauce, prepared by Sean Hennessy and Rodrigo Gomez of Hennessy's Irish Pub. The festive cupcake desserts prepared by Militza Postres were festooned with a red AIDS ribbon frosting. Quo Vadis String Trio, CopyPaste and classical pianist Jonathon Hartzler provided music.
Oasis was founded in 1993 in the absence of public health policy, care facilities, education or legislation to protect the victims of AIDS/HIV. The services provided by the shelter include medical care, rehabilitation, nutrition, shelter, clothing, education, prevention, peer support and funerals.
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SOURCE Merida Real Estate