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Off Broad Street Players Donate to South Jersey AIDS Alliance

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Press Release | No Comments

AIDS Alliance 3Photo caption: (from left) Derek Davis, vice president of the board of trustees of OBSP; South Jersey AIDS Alliance COO Georgett Watson; South Jersey AIDS Alliance Board President Lori Link; South Jersey AIDS Alliance Board Secretary Doug Kelley; and South Jersey AIDS Alliance CEO Carol Harney

June 12, 2015 — The Off Broad Street Players (OBSP) presented a $500 donation on Thursday to the South Jersey AIDS Alliance to further its support of people living with HIV or AIDS and its efforts to prevent and increase awareness of the virus and disease.

The donation was the result of a portion of proceeds of the sales of regularly priced tickets to OBSP’s production of Rent, which ran at the Levoy Theatre for two weekends in April.

OBSP will make a similar donation to the Alliance following its September run at The Glassworks of The Normal Heart, another revered Broadway production with AIDS at the center of its dramatic story.

Based in Atlantic City, the alliance provides case management services, support groups, transportation, HIV testing, food, prevention training and education and even medicine to South Jersey residents infected with or at risk of infection from HIV, as well as those for whom the virus has led to AIDS. More information is available at www.southjerseyaidsalliance.org.

“The South Jersey AIDS Alliance does incredible work for people in our area, and it has been a pleasure for all of us at OBSP to work with them and support their efforts,” said Derek Davis, vice president of the OBSP board of trustees, who presented the donation to the Alliance’s board members. “Through Rent and The Normal Heart, our performers will tell two of Broadways’ most powerful stories about the AIDS epidemic, but the South Jersey AIDS Alliance is helping people who are living those stories every day. We are glad, with the help of our audiences, to be able to support them even in a small way.”

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