Desmond Tutu to be honored for role in the fight against AIDS
Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be the Honored Guest
for SHARED's fundraiser at the Sheraton
Boston Independence Room on Tuesday, September 25. The proceeds
will benefit SHARED's projects to improve access to medicines and
medical supplies for the world's poorest people who lack the most
Long a champion of the
fight against poverty and a world-wide voice for the battle against
AIDS, the Archbishop speaks on behalf of millions of people with
HIV/AIDS whose poverty prevents them from getting medicines and
treatment available in other parts of the world. As a “rabble
rouser for peace,” Archbishop Tutu has strong ties to Lesotho, one
of the country's hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic and a country
where SHARED has on-going projects.
Since winning the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end apartheid in South Africa,
Tutu continues to be an inspirational yet confrontational advocate
for social justice throughout the world including the battle against
global AIDS. The Archbishop's biographer, South African journalist
John Allen, provides more
insights into the Archbishop's life and work.
Designated as one of Boston
magazine's "Charity Events" in the September 2007
issue, "An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu"
promises to be one of the premier events of this year's social calendar.
The evening's festivities begin at 6 PM with appetizers and refreshments
followed by a three course dinner at 7 PM. An
online and silent auction features exciting items including
four tickets to the "Oprah Winfrey Show" plus
two nights hotel, two tickets to Africa donated by South
Africa Airways, an oriental rug from Gregorian's and handmade gifts
from Lesotho as well as a variety of surprises.
The highlight of the evening
promises to be the Archbishop's address to the guests, delivered
with his unique intelligence, insights, and humor. The list of dignitaries
committed to attend is the City of Boston's Mayor Thomas
for this event are $250.00 per person and include the cocktail reception
and dinner as well as a tax-deductible contribution of $125.00.
Tickets are on sale now
and are sure to sell out soon.
A handful of
tickets are available to a Sponsors Reception with the Archbishop
where lucky guests will have their photo taken with the Archbishop
while enjoying top shelf beverages and exquisite appetizers. Join
our sponsors South Africa Airways,
Gregorian Oriental Rugs
and others to welcome Archbishop Tutu to Boston and help SHARED
to change the world, one child at a time.
For more information about
these sponsorships opportunities including your chance
to meet the Archbishop, please contact SHARED at 617-277-7800.