Fact: “Every 9.5 minutes someone in the US is infected with HIV.”
LifeBEAT is a nonprofit organization that used the power of music to educate young people about HIV/AIDs, a virus that will infect someone in the U.S. every 9.5 minutes. The organization provides outreach programs and gives concert-goers HIV/AIDs literature, condoms and information on testing centers and counseling services.
Supporters of LifeBEAT including Britney Spears, Ozzy Osbourne, Jay-Z, the Dave Matthew’s Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more have enabled LifeBEAT to reach young audiences while doing concert and tour events. This helps LifeBEAT spread the word about how important it is for young people who are sexually active to engage in safe sex practices to prevent the spread of HIV.
Just one of the many programs that LifeBEAT provides is the Heart’s and Voices Program. The Heart’s and Voices Program is an on-going program that has been “bringing the gift of live music to thousands of people at numerous facilities throughout New York City including hospitals, residential facilities and day treatment centers” to those living with HIV/AIDs.
You can help LifeBEAT by making a donation or volunteering your time.