Bowling to Fight HIV/AIDS—A Scourge That Has Devastated The Bronx & Its Families


Tonight we’re bowling for a good cause: To raise money for Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (kindly click the link to make a donation. No amount is too small or big).

The Bronx knows all to well the deadly impact this disease has had on our communities and according to BOOM!HEALTH, our borough has the highest infection rate of HIV/AIDS in all of NYC.

I’m participating in Up Our Alley 17, a bowl-a-thon to support Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

We’re raising money to help ensure that men, women and children across the country living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses receive the medicines, counseling, healthy meals, safe places to sleep and emergency financial assistance they need to survive.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Since 1988, BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States, awarding annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and supporting the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

Two programs of Broadway Cares are Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS and Dancers Responding to AIDS. Classical Action draws upon the talents, resources and generosity of the classical, opera and jazz communities and Dancers Responding to AIDS works in collaboration with the professional dance community to raise money for those battling HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses.

BC/EFA also serves as fiscal sponsor for the following five organizations. Artists Striving to End Poverty connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the United States and abroad to transform lives through art.

Broadway Green Alliance is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates and inspires the theatre community and its patrons to adopt environmentally friendlier practices.

Broadway Impact is a community of actors, directors, stage managers, producers and fans united by the simple belief that everyone should have the freedom to marry.

Broadway Serves provides a forum for open discourse on issues that affect us all and opportunities for community service to Broadway and theatre professionals. R.Evolución Latina utilizes the arts through educational and collaborative programming to empower the Latino community to discover their full potential.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making an online donation now.

What we do together makes a difference.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.