Black Tie International Magazine 
Select your preferred language
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News
Save the Date 2024
Black Tie
International Real Estate
Black Tie Israel
Joyce Brooks
Gerard Mc Keon
Nightlife with Rose Billings
Esther Muller
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Meera Gandhi
Black Tie  TV
Impact Investment
Featured Foundations
Co-Hosting Events
Listing Non-Profit Events
Black Tie China
Black Tie France
Black Tie Israel
Black Tie Philippines
New York Society
Palm Beach Society
International Society
Hampton Society
West Coast Society
U.S. Society
Philanthropy  Giving
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
Event Resource Directory
Promote your Services
Event Talent Directory
Feature Your Talent
Couture Fashion
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Wealth Management
Add your e-mail
of Black Tie

Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues

























































































































































































































































































































































Society News

Roberta Thomas with Joey DiPaolo

Roberta Thompson with Joey DiPaolo.
Photo by:  Sara Herbert-Galloway

WICKED Threads Fashion Show Benefiting the Joey DiPaolo Aids Foundation


New York City, Feb.27, 2009  Roberta Thompson of Wicked clothing held a fashion show at Strata on Broadway to benefit the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation for Camp TLC. The monies raised will help enable 13 to 18 year olds with AIDS attend this camp. The guest DJ was Mike D, Spero Stramboulis from the Bachelorette TV show was there along with Lil Joey, actor Valence Thomas and a few other celebrities. Roberta said, " I really enjoy doing shows for charities, the energy is good, this is a great cause."

About the Charity:
The Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation was created in 1996 by Carol DiPaolo and her son Joey. When Joey was four (1984) he was infected with the HIV virus from a blood transfusion during open-heart surgery. At age ten Joey and family attended Camp Sunburst in California. At this point in time Camp Sunburst was the first and only AIDS related summer camp program in the country. Empowered and motivated by the camp experience both mother and son began public speaking in 1990 bringing AIDS education to parents, faculty, and students throughout the country. After becoming national AIDS spokespersons for several AIDS organizations, Carol and Joey decided to establish The Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation (JDAF). This foundation is motivated by compassion and hope for young people who are living with HIV/AIDS. The centers for Disease Control reports that 51% of all new HIV infections in the U.S. occur in young people under 25, with that statistic in mind both mother and son wanted to give other HIV positive adolescents/teens an opportunity to attend a special AIDS related summer camp programs, thus JDAF was created. Joey and Carol have provided over 500 AIDS prevention and education programs nationwide.

Camp TLC - Teens Living a Challenge was created to help young adults make the transition from childhood to adulthood while coping with the challenges and complications of HIV/AIDS. The camp provides the children an environment that is emotionally and educationally supportive. Camp TLC targets teens between the ages 13-19. Medical and psychological staff, on a volunteer basis, are available throughout the entire session. Food, lodging, and transportation are provided at no cost to the camper. Camp TLC rents the campgrounds in Port Jervis, New York.
Every year, 3 million American teenagers acquire a sexually transmitted disease leaving them more susceptible to HIV infection. Teens are becoming infected and transmitting the HIV virus at an alarming rate. These HIV positive teens need a program that will address the many issues they face living with this disease. By providing them with a unique Camp TLC program these teens are offered an opportunity to meet other teens that are living with the same disease. The program unites the adolescents with a non-threatening, supportive environment, encouraging them to converse and socialize with other teens much like themselves. The TLC camp experience gives all children a sense of belonging, not only to society but to a larger family who can empathize with their trials and tribulations. HIV positive teens feel different from their peers who are not infected. Some carry the burden of keeping their diagnosis a secret for years, with fear of being rejected or labeled an outcast. The camp program empowers these teens, teaches them to be confident and proud of the person they are and will become. This is their opportunity to share their lives with others, make lifelong friends, and gain the confidence to make a difference in this world, their world. 

The  full year program continues to offer many activities and experiences that will keep them connected to each other and provide all with ongoing support. JDAF has no salaried employees and several steady volunteers who are working with JDAF on a daily basis.
To learn more please visit: 
Story by:  Sara Herbert-Galloway
For more photos please go to:


To list an upcoming event please contact


ęBack to Society News





Joyce Brooks, Black Tie Jewellery,


Black Tie Israel


Esther Muller


Black Tie  International Philanthropy

Meera Gandhi

Featured Save the Date


Tony Awards


Black Tie International Realty


Featured Foundation


Peace Angel Project

avazoo logo

Launch of the First
Billion Dollar Charity Raffle


Couture Fashion


Bridal Store


Black Tie Gift Selection


Black Tie Gift Selection


Featured Art


 Society News

Ocean emergency

Black Tie Magazine Gala
Carnegie Hall Opening Night
Casirta Maria
Zodiac Ball
Eliabeth Taylor Gala
Texas Heart Institute
Womens Foundation Gala
Meera Ghandi

Pamea Anderson


Prince Albert Gala


Featured Foundations

chuck feeney

Search the Site



Impact Investment

carbon geocycle

Black Tie China

lang lang foundation

Black Tie Philippines

City in a forest
black tie philippines

Nightlife with Rose Billings

Met Gala
sara Johnson
debutante Ball
Judy Kuriansky
Gerard Mc Keon

Celebrity Philanthropy News

sera Vergera
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
princess margaret of kent
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
clive davis
american hospital of paris foundation
french heritage society
lupus research alliance
un women for peace
ben kingsley
ceylon tea party
Blavk Tie Gala
joyce brooks
central park conservatory
UN Correspondents Association
cardinal dolan
palm beach heart ball
vienese opera ball
lady in red gala
sanford stem cell
weizmann institute
carlos slim
israel 65th anniversary

Black Tie International Realty

secret paradise resort

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory



Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |