Latino Celebrities Unite for Universal Cause

Confirmed Celebrities To Be At Cielo Latino 2010

Rosie Perez, Wilmer Valderrama, Guillermo Chacon, Dayana Mendoza, Lupe Ontiveros and Dennis deLeon attending Cielo Latino 2009 (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--Whether it’s a Hollywood actor, a beauty icon, a Broadway sensation or an international news anchor, Cielo Latino – the largest national fund-raiser for HIV/AIDS in the Latino community – attracts them all!

Actors Rosie Perez and Lupe Ontiveros, Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and news anchors Soledad O’Brian and Carmen Dominicci are among the celebrities that the Latino Commission on AIDS announced today will attend Cielo Latino.

Cielo Latino, the Commission’s annual benefit gala, will be held May 11, 2010 at Cipriani Wall Street. The event will be hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brian and will celebrate the Commission’s 20th Anniversary and honor the legacy of its Founder, Dennis deLeon, who recently passed.

“I want to thank all of these celebrities for their support, involvement and work on behalf of our struggle in the fight against AIDS. Their willingness to use their celebrity in order to bring attention to our cause is invaluable to the Commission and the Latino Community,” said Guillermo Chacon, President of the Commission.

Carmen Dominicci, who will be recognized this year as the International Ambassador of Cielo Latino, said, “I am honored to be a voice for the Latino Community to bring awareness to this most critical issue.”

Now in its 15th year, the event draws the attention of high-profile media and celebrity personalities. Previous celebrity attendees include actress Dennise Quiñones, actor Wilmer Valderamma, and Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza.

The Grammy-nominated fusion band Yerbabuena will be the headline performers for the evening. Tickets for the event are on sale now and sponsorships are still available. For further information, please visit www.latinoaids.org/cielo or call 212-675-3288.

ABOUT THE LATINO COMMISSION ON AIDS

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino/Hispanic communities. The Commission is the leading national Latino AIDS organization coordinating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and other prevention and advocacy programs in more than 40 States and Puerto Rico. The Commission raises funds through its Cielo Latino annual fundraiser. For more information visit: www.latinoaids.org or www.nlaad.org.

UNIDOS PODEMOS / UNITED WE CAN

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Contacts

For The Latino Commission on AIDS
Dina Albanese, 212-807-1337, ext. 20

Release Summary

Actors Rosie Perez and Lupe Ontiveros, Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and anchors Soledad O’Brian and Carmen Dominicci among celebrities to attend Cielo Latino.

Contacts

For The Latino Commission on AIDS
Dina Albanese, 212-807-1337, ext. 20