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Archbishop Desmond Tutu to be honored for role in the fight against AIDS


Nobel 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 basic healthcare.

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, Archbishop Desmond 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 Menino

Tickets 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.




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