World AIDS Day is coming on December 1st & Sheryl Lee Ralph is gearing up for this years 29th annual DIVAS! SIMPLY SINGING event in Hollywood & she has a star studded cast.
The award winning actress will be honoring Diane Warren for the Diva Foundation’s popular event. The event is to bring awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic & is also a fundraiser to raise funds. It also benefits Project Angel Food, & will provide prevention information to it’s attendees of the evening.
Sheryl will have some special performances by Brandon Victor Dixon, Chrissy Metz, Kathy Sledge, Terrell Carter, Shanice & Deborah Cox. Their will also be appearance by Brandy, LisaRaye McCoy, & Frankie Grande. RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shangela will be kicking off the event with an opening rendition of “Rhythm of the Night”.
“After 29 years, I’m encouraged by the advances the pharmaceutical and medical communities have made with HIV medications, prevention, and overall care. We now live in a time where it is possible for a person living with HIV to maintain an undetectable viral load and not be able to transmit HIV sexually. During this time, we have also been able even to treat and cure Hepatitis C. While we have come a long way in this fight, I’m sad that we still don’t have a cure – there is still a reason to fight for those we love!” -Sheryl Lee Ralph