White Party Raises More Than Half a Million Dollars

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The 2013 White Party Week, held from November 27– December 2is being hailed as a success. Twelve thousand people attended the weeklong circuit party including the 2,500 who were at the White Party. More than $600,000 was raised for Care Resource.

For 30 years, Care Resource has provided HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment services to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and has become South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  The agency spends 86 cents of every dollar raised on patient care.

While the White Party is a favorite among locals, this year it had more of a global flavor. “We had a lot more international participation this year from Brazil, Canada and other parts of the world,” says Joseph DePiro, Care Resource’s public relations and marketing manager.

And while the festivities were geared towards entertaining thousands of gay men, it was one of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills who made a big splash. Straight ally and restaurateur, was on hand to party and introduce a new line of sangria, called LVP.

There were other highlights as well. Among them: DJ Offer Nissim spinning for thousands at the White Party. Another memorable moment was a little more ironic. “At Sunday’s party on Muscle Beach, DJ Roland Belmares played “It’s Raining Men” when it began raining. And the boys just kept dancing!” DePiro tells SFGN.

If you couldn’t make the White Party or want to relive it, Belmares is featured on the official album of White Party Week-Miami. It’s now for sale featuring great beats and great vocals from #1 artists Jeanie Tracy, Ceevox, Edson Pride, Hector Fonseca, Sylvia Tosun, and David Vendetta, plus new mixes of Demons and Unconditionally. It’s available for download at iTunes and Amazon.


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