JACK MACKENROTH TO HOST NEBRASKA AIDS PROJECT’S 19TH ANNUAL ‘NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS’ GALA AND BRUNCH

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[LOS ANGELES – NOV. 18, 2011] – Leading AIDS activist and star of Project Runway Jack Mackenroth has been invited to host Nebraska AIDS Project’s ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ Gala and brunch to be held at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Omaha on Sat., Dec. 3, 2011 and Sun., Dec. 4, 2011, as part of the organization’s yearly Gala celebrating the support services, education and prevention of HIV/AIDS services they provide all year long.

As the first HIV-positive TV personality to come out since Pedro Zamora, Jack has fostered a solid reputation as someone who, despite having been infected with the virus for over 22 years, has still been able to lead a healthy and active life, and be in top-notch physical shape – which has helped to conquer the stigma of the disease. Since 2008, he has been invited to speak across the U.S. and abroad about awareness and prevention, as a featured presenter at HIV/AIDS events, colleges and high schools.

He also started a national HIV education campaign over three years ago, and just released his 2012 “Calendar for the Cure,” (www.jackmackeroth.com/2012calendar) with all proceeds going to amfAR, to help find a cure for HIV.

He is also currently writing a funny tell-all memoir, entitled Making Lemonaids, which will be out next year. Most recently, he won a 2011 National Lampoon Twitter Award, and was voted one of DNA Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” along with celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds and Ricky Martin. As the only out HIV-positive member of the group, he continues to serve as a role model in the HIV community by speaking openly about his status.

Nebraska AIDS Project will be kicking off its 19th annual Gala event ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ on Sat., Dec. 3, from 8 p.m. to Midnight at the Magnolia Hotel, 1615 Howard Street, Omaha. Tickets are $50. The event is described as a culmination of more than 20 pre-parties hosted by supporters of the Project throughout Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Following the events, more than 800 guests are expected to convene at the Magnolia Hotel to continue with the festivities aimed at increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention. Guests will be served hors d’oeuvres while enjoying a speech by Jack Mackenroth and entertainment provided by the Dueling Duo Piano show. There will also be a cash bar and a silent auction featuring works from local artists.

The brunch with Jack Mackenroth will be held on Sun., Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Magnolia Hotel. Tickets are $25.

For more information about Nebraska AIDS Project, or to purchase tickets to ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ or its brunch with Jack Mackenroth, please visit: http://stage.nap.org. For more information on Jack Mackenroth, please visit: www.jackmackenroth.com. And follow him on Twitter @jackmackenroth

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