ONE NIGHT A YEAR, THE TOP LEGAL MINDS IN TORONTO CLASH ON-STAGE, NOT IN THE COURTROOM – ALL IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AND AIDS.
AIDSbeat is an annual battle of the bands between some of Toronto’s most prominent lawyers. This year’s battle will be the most epic AIDSbeat yet, as bands pay tribute to rock legends we lost in 2016: David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael.
In addition to the fantastic live music, AIDSbeat will feature amazing items in a silent auction and the chance to join in the balloon pop fun – every balloon is a guaranteed winner.
AIDSbeat battle of the bands: Many bands enter, but the court will rule in favour of only one.
A Big show for a great cause
SUPPORTING THE CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH FOR 20 YEARS
In the 1990s the HIV and AIDS epidemic was at its height in Toronto. No treatment was available to fight the disease. For many, a diagnosis equaled certain death. A group of lawyers, tired of watching the epidemic devastate their community, decided to fight back.
AIDSbeat was created 20 years ago to raise money where there was a tremendous need: to support CANFAR’s work to fund HIV and AIDS research to treat and prevent the disease.
That research has had a huge impact. People can now access life-saving treatment. However, HIV still impacts the lives of tens of thousands of people in Canada. In Toronto alone, an estimated 1 in 120 individuals is living with HIV.
AIDSbeat continues to support CANFAR as Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian AIDS research and spreading awareness through education campaigns, CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally. Since 1987, CANFAR has awarded more than $20-million to HIV and AIDS research projects.
Founded in 1987, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) raises awareness to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV and AIDS.CANFAR is the only organization in Canada that operates for the sole purpose of privately funding HIV and AIDS research, and finances AIDS researchers throughout Canada. To date, CANFAR has funded more than 450 HIV and AIDS research projects.