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03.03.10 6-10 pm at Station 9

PREVIEW THE TEN LIVE AUCTIONEES

Driven by a desire to raise support and awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC, Donna Choi created a small, independently-run, fund-raiser that in two years has blossomed into one of DC’s premiere fund-raising events for pediatric AIDS, with sponsors like Marc Jacobs International, acclaimed celebrity chef José Andrés, and the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Charity Date Auction to benefit Pediatric AIDS is a 100% volunteer and grassroots fund-raiser that raises its monies through an annual charitable event, planned and produced with 0% overhead expenditure-everything is donated by corporate/business sponsors and individuals, including, but not limited to, the event space, the entertainment, and donations in-kind for our auctioned date events and silent auction items.  Through the tremendous efforts of our steering committee, auctionees, sponsors, guests, and on-line supporters, together, we have raised more than $35,000 for local-area children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Performances by John Bowen aka Video Killers

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Media Contact:  Makeda Saggau-Sackey

[email protected] | (202) 492-6565

http://www.CharityDateAuction.com

MONEY CAN BUY YOU LOVE

Eighteen Washingtonians to participate in Third Annual Charity Date Auction to benefit Pediatric AIDS

WASHINGTON, DC (February 24, 2010) — Who says money can’t buy you love? Washington’s brightest beauties and bucks will strut their stuff on the auction block on Wednesday, March 3 at U Street hotspot Station 9 (1438 U Street NW) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Third Annual Charity Date Auction to benefit Pediatric AIDS.

Eighteen of Washington’s young professionals will volunteer their time and efforts with this event to raise money for Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc. by taking their winning bidder out to enjoy a phenomenal pre-planned date event package.  The live event will feature ten well-connected and affluent professional Washingtonians who will be introduced to the crowd by professional auctioneer Lia Kvatum.  Guests will bid at silent auction tables for eight other young and distinguished Washingtonians in a continuation of the silent bidding process for their date events, already underway alongside advance ticket sales on the website www.CharityDateAuction.com.

Local Zagat rated restaurants, exclusive nightclubs, and renowned museums and recreational centers, including Smith & Wollensky, Jaleo, Mie N Yu, Poste Modern Brasserie, Peacock Café, Washington Ballet, National Symphony Orchestra, and Net Results Tennis Service, have all donated to date packages that winners of date events will enjoy.

Happily coupled Washingtonians are invited to participate in raising charitable funds by bidding on a lavish array of silent auction items.  A few of the silent auction items include a pair of tickets to the 2010 BET Awards show at L.A.’s famed Shrine Auditorium, with local car service to and from an L.A. origin point; donations from Chef José Andrés at two of his critically acclaimed restaurants, Zaytinya and Oyamel (valued at $300 and $250, respectively: 4-Person Tasting Menus with manager selection of two wines); and a two night stay at any Kimpton Hotel in the US.  Regardless of dating status, every winning bidder takes home a prize!

Early bird tickets for the Charity Date Auction start at $25, will entitle guest to a complementary beverage courtesy of SKYY Vodka/Campari, and can be purchased at http://charitydateauction2010.eventbrite.com/.

Guests will enjoy music provided by DJ Sonny Cheeba and music and visuals provided by Video Killers DJ John McGrath Bowen; both DJs create original music as members of the full band Empresarios Music, managed by One Love Massive.

About The Charity Date Auction to benefit Pediatric AIDS

The Charity Date Auction to benefit Pediatric AIDS is a 100% volunteer and grassroots fundraiser that raises its monies through an annual charitable event, planned and produced with nearly 0% overhead expenditure–everything is donated by corporate/business sponsors and individuals, including, but not limited to, the event space, the entertainment, and donations in-kind for our auctioned date events and silent auction items.  Through the tremendous efforts of our steering committee, auctionees, sponsors, guests, and on-line supporters, together, we have raised more than $35,000 for local-area children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

About Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc.

Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc. (Pediatric Care) is a 501(c)(3) local non-profit organization centered on preserving, assisting, and strengthening children (ages 5 through 18) living with HIV/AIDS in the metropolitan Washington, DC area so that they can achieve their fullest potential.  Pediatric Care is the annual beneficiary of the Charity Date Auction to benefit Pediatric AIDS

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