UNAIDS Special Representative HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco leads creative AIDS fundraising activities
07 December 2006
Bringing together musicians, artists and other famous faces, UNAIDS Special Representative HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco continues her creative efforts to raise awareness and resources for the AIDS response.
The Princess is teaming up with the artists from the acclaimed musical Le Roi Soleil, as well as other famous international performers, to host two shows early next year at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
Audiences attending the performances will be treated to an extraordinary “medley” show featuring selected songs from the musical accompanied by the Monaco Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to raising funds, as with all her AIDS activities, Princess Stephanie also hopes the event will bring the issues of AIDS and stigma and discrimination to the forefront.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Fight AIDS Monaco organization and the building of a special house – the ‘Maison la Vie’ - in Provence, France which will be a centre for dialogue for people living with HIV and will offer care and support services. The house is planned for opening by 2008 and Princess Stephanie hopes people living with HIV will come and “recharge their batteries”,gain self-confidence and build skills to face the challenges posed by AIDS.
The planned musical event is one of a several activities organized by the Princess for the benefit of people living with HIV. On World AIDS Day she hosted a charity auction in Monaco and earlier this year Princess Stephanie again showed her creative fundraising skills by launching a charity pop single “L'Or De Nos Vies” (The Gold of Our Lives).