HOSTS: Hilary Rhoda,
Charlotte Ronson, Andrew Saffir & Daniel Benedict
Alison and Andy Brod, Alina Cho, Dori Cooperman, Cristina
and Chris Cuomo, Peter Davis, Kelli Delaney, John Demsey,
Donny Deutsch, Fredrik Eklund, Kris Fuchs, Debra Halpert,
Elizabeth Harrison, Stephanie Hirsch, Donna Karan, Katie
Lee, Margaret and Daniel Loeb, Julie Luchs-Smigel, Julie and
Billy Macklowe, Rebecca Minkoff, Coralie and Dennis Paul,
Molly Sims, Mary Alice Stephenson, David Rabin, Lucy Sykes
and Euan Rellie, Avis Richards, Laura and Lloyd Rosenbaum,
Rachel Roy, Randy and Gregory Sandler, Russell Simmons, Mary
Alice Stephenson, Lyss Stern, Gigi Stone, Lizzie and
Jonathan Tisch, Martin and Nina Varsavsky, Sessa von
Richthofen and Richard Johnson, Christina Wayne and Fredrik
Carlstrom, Samantha Yanks, Tanya Zuckerbrot, among others.
Greenfield, Victoria Leacock Hoffman and Dini von Mueffling
About Love Heals
Love Heals was founded in
1992 to carry on the work of the late AIDS activist Alison
Gertz, who contracted HIV from a single sexual encounter at
the age of 16.
Love Heals, the Alison
Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, empowers young people
in the fight against HIV. Their HIV-positive speakers are
putting a face to the epidemic and their youth empowerment
programs are training a new generation of community
educators and activists. Love Heals also creates and
distributes educational materials, shares its expertise and
advocates for young people’s right to HIV/AIDS education.
They do this in partnership with hundreds of schools and
community groups throughout New York City and the
surrounding areas, reaching both young people and those
individuals who impact their lives, and placing a special
emphasis on outreach to high-risk communities.
At the close of 2011,
Love Heals had directly educated more than 519,000 young
people about the realities of HIV and AIDS. The 358 young
women of color who have completed their peer education
training program have reached an additional 13,000 through
their community action projects.