Theatre Students Present Virtual 21st Annual Benefit this Friday, December 11th.
The student-led University Theatre group at West Chester University is continuing with their annual event to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, a New York-based non-profit that provides services to those living with AIDS and HIV. The 21st annual benefit, which includes a concert and silent auction, will take place virtually and will stream on YouTube on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Visit https://youtu.be/_6lFKHeQv5I to watch. The show is free, but there will be opportunities to donate money throughout the evening.
The student directed and produced benefit is an annual tradition, and includes a funny and often moving mix of variety show-style acts interspersed with facts and stories about HIV and AIDS. It has become one of the most well-attended events on West Chester University’s campus. Last year’s benefit raised over $20,000 in proceeds from the auction, ticket sales and donations, the highest amount raised in the event’s history.
The West Chester event is one of the largest outside sources of funding for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Tom Viola, the Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, says, “We are so grateful for the passionate and hardworking students at West Chester University, who have raised more than $140,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids over these last 20 years. These tenacious and dedicated students are leading the charge of young people creating advocacy and action through the arts. Their creativity, good will and commitment to social justice is the wind in our sails upon which we all will ride into the future.”
For information on Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids visit www.broadwaycares.org.