Southampton, NY-Southampton Hospital
will host a celebration to benefit
and commemorate the Hospital's new Rose Walton Care Services
David E. Rogers, MD Center on Saturday, June 18, at 4
pm at Guild Hall's
John Drew Theatre in East Hampton.
A theatrical presentation will feature renowned playwright
and author Larry Kramer, currently nominated for a Tony
Award for the hit revival of The Normal Heart, first
produced in 1985 at The Public Theatre in New York City, in
which he expressed his frustration with bureaucratic
paralysis and the apathy of gay men to the AIDS crisis. He
was a Pulitzer Prize finalist
for The Destiny of Me (1992), an Academy Award Nominee for
Women in Love (1969), and a two-time recipient of the Obie Award. In 1981,
he co-founded the Gay Men's Health Crisis, the largest
in the world assisting people living with AIDS. His
extended to the founding of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power (ACT UP)
in 1987, a protest organization widely credited with
health policy and widespread perception of people living
with AIDS and
awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Also appearing will be Terrence
McNally, an Emmy winner and
4-time recipient of the Tony Award, among numerous other
Mr. McNally has dozens of writing credits for stage, musical
film and television spanning more than four decades of work.
The first case of AIDS was diagnosed 30 years ago, and while
significant gains have been made in the battle against this
disease, enabling many to live longer, we are still without
a cure. The
Hospital will commemorate this milestone by honoring Dr.
commitment and concern for those living with HIV/AIDS. Prior
retirement, Dr. Walton trained healthcare workers as
director of the
SUNY Stony Brook's AIDS Education and Resource Center.
The stage program will begin promptly at 4 pm. Check-in will
begin at 3:30 pm. For ticket information, call Kathy Lucas,
Special Events, Southampton Hospital Foundation at (631)
726.8700 x3 or
Rose Walton Care Services at the David
E. Rogers, MD Center for HIV and AIDS provides comprehensive
medical care, mental health and psychiatric services, and
support to people living with HIV and AIDS. The Center also
HIV testing, support services, health education/risk
prevention education and outreach to the East End community.
Services are provided in association with Southampton
Stony Brook University Medical Center.