Returning for a third year, the City of Dallas, Dallas Community Colleges and Metro PCS (among others) host the Hip-Hop for HIV concert on Sunday. Omarion, Marques Houston, Roscoe Dash and more are on the bill for this afternoon-to-evening concert. The best part, it’s free — with a twist.
Knowing your status and “Testing for Tickets” is the core initiative of this annual event specifically for the age group between 15 to 30 years of age. “Testing for Tickets” allows those tested to know their status, be further educated on the disease and more importantly better informed on the social and medical services available to treat those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS locally, regionally and nationally.
Testing sites will be designated throughout the DFW Metroplex as Rickey Smiley, Mayor Pro- Tem Dwaine Caraway, KBFB 97.9 The Beat, The City of Dallas, and the MLK, Jr. Family Clinic collaborate with several community based organizations to begin confidential testing from May 26, 2010 to June 19, 2010.
Anyone tested will receive on site medical counseling but most importantly One FREE Ticket to gain entry into the concert June 20, 2010, beginning at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Palladium Ballroom located at 1135 South Lamar in Dallas, Texas which will feature national, regional & local Hip Hop artists.
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