Metro TeenAIDS: local group gains widespread national support.

Jun 03, 2013, 10:00 ET from Metro TeenAIDS

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Metro TeenAIDS (MTA), a DC-based community health organization partnering with youth to end HIV/AIDS, will hold its 20th Annual Auction and Gala this Thursday, June 6, at the Embassy of Italy. The event will celebrate MTA's influence in the community and the impact it has had since its founding 25 years ago. MTA has drawn national attention for its leadership in combating the spread of the HIV/AIDS. 

Metro TeenAIDS is honored to work with community and national leaders to advance our vision of an HIV/AIDS-free generation. The event's Host Committee includes 32 members of Congress and 10 members of DC City Council.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-DA-13) will receive the Nancy Pelosi Leadership Award for her focus on HIV/AIDS. Congresswoman Lee is a Founding Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus and has fought for increasing federal spending on HIV/AIDS. The award, given to a public figure leading the fight to halt the spread of HIV, is named in honor of Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12).

Executive Director Adam Tenner expressed deep appreciation for the widespread support of Metro TeenAIDS and its critical mission.  

Our extensive list of venerable supporters demonstrates just how far we and the entire HIV/AIDS community have come since MTA's inception.

Since its founding in 1988, the face of HIV/AIDS has changed. MTA has remained at the forefront of the conversation, keeping up with the scientific community's evolving understanding of the disease and advancing the public discussion of HIV/AIDS among elected officials, policymakers, schools, non-profits, and other community leaders.

Executive Director Adam Tenner has been recognized for his tireless work, including receiving the National Education Association Health Information Network's Ryan White Award for Service to Prevent HIV/AIDS in 2012 and being named a White House Champion of Change.

MTA Community Outreach Coordinator Dwayne Lawson-Brown was recently honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for his 'Significant Contributions to African American and other Underserved Communities' with the 2012 Emerging Leader Award.

Booz Allen Hamilton and Abt Associates will receive the MTA Founder's Award for their longtime dedication to empowering the youth of DC and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.

Press should arrive at 6:00pm

WHERE: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC, 20008 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: or Contact Molly Singer, (202) 258-0760,