Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stephen Lewis Foundation on CBC Radio - Hope Rising!



Hope Rising! was a stellar success. Listen to the Hope Rising!concert on CBC Radio 2On May 3rd, the Foundation hosted its first-ever major fundraising event -- theHope Rising! benefit concert. Over 3,100 people gathered at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto to hear Alicia Keys, K'NAAN, Angelique Kidjo, Rufus Wainwright, and Harry Belafonte, among other acclaimed artists, perform and stand in solidarity with grassroots projects working to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa.

It was truly a remarkable evening.
Listen to a special one-hour CBC broadcast of Hope Rising! on June 6th
CBC Radio 2 will air a special one-hour version of Hope Rising! on Canada Live on Monday, June 6th at 7 PM across the country (7:30 PM in Newfoundland).
• Listen to Hope Rising! on the radio. Use this map to find your local CBC Radio 2 station: http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=100004784045959194575.000461a932dc6335d31fc&z=3
• Listen to Hope Rising! on the internet. View a list of CBC Radio 2 live stream options: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html
Hope Rising! raised over half a million dollars from ticket sales, individual contributions and sponsorships (particularly from CIBC, our generous presenting sponsor). Over 80% of the costs of the event were offset by extraordinary pro-bono and in-kind contributions. This provides terrifically meaningful support to community-based projects in Africa working to turn the tide of AIDS.
ALSO...Watch our NEW Hope Rising! Stephen Lewis Foundation video
Narrated by SLF Executive Director, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, this four-minute film debuted at the Hope Rising! concert. It captures the excellent work being done by grassroots HIV/AIDS projects in Africa. Watch the video online now.
Thank you for your continued support -- and stay tuned for next year!
The Stephen Lewis Foundation
P.S.: Visit www.hoperising.ca for recently added concert photos and more information on the evening.
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The Stephen Lewis Foundation
info@stephenlewisfoundation.org
1-888-203-9990 x0

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