Stars Light Up Borough Hall for World AIDS Day

Supermodel Christy Turlington (@cturlington) is among the celebrities on hand tonight at Brooklyn Borough Hall to light the building red to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. It’s part of the RED organization’s global initiative for World AIDS Day.

Turlington tweeted the photo above moments ago saying, “Just arrived at Borough Hall in Brooklyn to turn it (RED) with @joinred for World AIDS Day.”

@seamuscampbell tweets this photo (and the one at top of this story) of Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz:


From the official press release:

Beginning at 5pm, Brooklyn Borough Hall will be illuminated (RED) to mark World AIDS Day and raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Brooklyn and sub-Saharan Africa. Joining BP Markowitz and Deputy BP Graham will be Malaak Compton-Rock, founder and director of Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service; former supermodel, maternal health advocate and founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns; actress and activist Gabrielle Union; Brooklyn-born Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe; teens from Journey for Change; a representative from (RED); and New York City officials.

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  • dsinla

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