AIDS charity hosts benefit Oct. 20

The Heart of Richmond AIDS Society will stage its 10th annual Heart and Soul fundraising gala Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel.

Society columnist Fred Lee and Citytv’s Dawn Chubai will host the event, which will feature Vancouver’s most talented female impersonators.

Also in store is a live and silent auction and a raffle for a trip to anywhere WestJet flies.

All funds raised at the event will go toward the 15-year-old charity’s work in providing HIV/AIDS services and education. Its services include crisis intervention, outreach, advocacy, support for healthy living, and social and emotional support.

The society also regularly stages an HIV workshop for high school students so teenagers can learn firsthand how to prevent infection.

Tickets, $95, available at heartofrichmond.com or by calling 604-277-5137. Corporate-sponsorship tables are also available. The event begins at 5:45 p.m.

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