Night for Life is an annual black-tie gala and largest fundraising event for Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. The event focuses on recognizing key individuals, groups or companies for their work around HIV/AIDS. The evening includes a pre-VIP reception, silent and live auction, an emotional appeal fundraising Ask and an awards ceremony.
Funds raised from the event support programs and services provided to those impacted by or at-risk for HIV or AIDS as well as continuing to educate the community how HIV and AIDS still significantly impacts our community. The first Night for Life gala was held in 1995.
The Silent Auction kicks off the Night for Life Gala along with cocktails. At this exciting auction, you will find a couple of new fun twists and there is something for everyone to purchase or win. So make sure you arrive early! At 7:15pm dinner and special performances will begin.
Performances will be by CeCe Peniston and Evelyn "Champagne" King. Grammy winning R&B Diva, Evelyn is known for her hit songs, "The Dance" (listed #12 on the Billboard Dance Club play chart), "Love Come Down," and "I'm in Love." However she is best know for her hit song, "Shame" which hit the Billboard Hot 100 and the album hit gold and her single "I Don't Know if It's Right" also hit gold. CeCe was Miss Black Arizona in 1989 and Miss Galaxy in 1990. She has the hit song "Finally," which scored on US Billboard’s top 100 as #5 and #2 on the UK Top 75. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary for "Finally." CeCe is a Phoenix native, LGBTQ advocate and supporter of Southwest Center. She is this year's emcee and will perform a few of her hits as well.
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