Ray Romano will headline the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (www.caaf4kids.org) A Night of Comedy VI fundraising event at the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills, the rebirth of a legend, on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. In its sixth yea r, the star-studded event will be hosted by Doris Roberts and will star Romano, Drew Carey, Sarah Silverman, Fred Willard, and Bryan Callen.
Generously sponsored by KAOS Entertainment Enterprizes and Wells Fargo, A Night of Comedy VI will fill the historic art-deco Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills with the sounds of laughter benefiting the Foundation’s work with children impacted by HIV/AIDS.
“ A Night of Comedy VI will welcome an amazing line up of comedians that have all volunteered their time and talent to help us support children affected by this global epidemic,” said Children Affected by AIDS Foundation founder and board chair Joe Cristina. “It’s amazing to be part of an event that incorporates the healing power of laughter to support children in need. I would like to personally thank Doris and Ray for their continuing support as well as all of the performers involved this year.”
Romano and Roberts have been involved in Night of Comedy since its inception and the event has raised more than $1 million to benefit the Foundation. Last year’s sold-out event featured performances by Romano, Silverman, George Lopez, Kevin James and Bryan Callen and raised more than $200,000 for direct services for children affected by HIV and AIDS. The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation is the only organization solely devoted to providing social, educational, recreational and other critical support programs to vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and other countries.
To purchase tickets call blue room events at 310-491-1401.
Worldwide there are more than 40 million people infected with HIV and more than 15 million children orphaned by AIDS. The number of children affected by AIDS in the U.S. alone is currently estimated at nearly 125,000.
The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation was founded in Los Angeles in 1993 by Joe Cristina, a Mattel, Inc. executive whose desire to help children was inspired by the outpouring of support he received when he disclosed his own HIV-positive status. The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation is the only organization solely devoted to providing social, educational, recreational and other critical support programs to vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and other countries
CAAF accomplishes its mission domestically and abroad through four programs including domestic grant making, domestic initiatives, international grant making and international initiatives.