a Child Alive’s 12th Annual
Black Ball, Hosted by Alicia Keys
Thursday, November 5th
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City.
KCA is a privately funded nonprofit,
partnering with community-based organizations to fight the
physical, social and economic impacts of HIV on children,
youth and families in Africa and India. Founded in 2003 by
AIDS activist Leigh Blake and 15-time Grammy Award-winner
Alicia Keys, KCA got life-saving HIV medications to African
children and families, who otherwise would not have had
access to treatment.
KCA continues to fight HIV and AIDS on the
frontlines today, delivering comprehensive, holistic care to
support the complete health of children and their families,
ensuring their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
KCA is investing in the power of young people
living with HIV, with youth-focused programs and dedicated
support groups. They’re addressing issues that get in the
way of successful HIV care and treatment, such as poverty
and stigma. They’re getting children into school, giving
young people access to skills training, and providing
mothers with income-generating programs, while also
supplying basic necessities, such as nutritious food, to
help families get back on their feet in a time of crisis.
And importantly, all of this is delivered with compassion,
dignity and respect. KCA now provides financial and
programmatic support to seven grassroots partners in Kenya,
Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India, serving 50,000
people annually. For
more information on Keep a Child Alive, please visit