Celebrities Bring AIDS Awareness Message to Washington, DC

By Yasmin Salina Rana of the NAACP Alabama Youth and College Division

BET host Big Tigger held his 9th Annual Celebrity Weekend this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Tigger's weekend focus on raising awareness of HIV and AIDs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Some of the participants included recording artists Lyfe Jennings, Teyana Taylor and Tank, NBA stars Kenyon Martin and Vince Carter, comedian Red Grant, Hollywood actress Denyce Lawton and NFL player Shawne Merriman, just to name a few.

It's always been an honor to participate in the weekend alongside Big Tigger. The 3 day star-studded weekend raises money to support The Street Corner Foundation, working to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS among young adults, minorities and women.