Kelly Price and Joann Loveless
at Divas Simply Singing!
Representing a united front at the Divas event, Kelly was joined on the red carpet by Sigma Gamma Rho
's 22nd International Grand Basileus, Joann Loveless
, who says of Kelly, "Sigma Gamma Rho considers it a double blessing to have as part of our membership high profile, high status members, like our sister Kelly Price, who in addition to representing us so royally in her own right is also so very committed to giving back to the community for serving as an Ambassador for the many health awareness initiatives, including HIV/AIDS
continues, "By race/ethnicity, African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV
in the United States.
According to CDC
estimates, one in thirty African-American women and one in sixteen African-American men will contract HIV
at some point in their lifetime.
"We therefore have an acute and urgent responsibility to ourselves, our families, and our nation to do all that we can to ensure that every man and woman learns all the true facts about HIV/AIDS
, gets tested and tells the story to everyone they know.
All of our lives depend on it as well as the lives of every generation that comes after us."
has been personally affected as well.
Thank you to Joann Loveless of Sigma Gamma Rho for her generous contribution and to Simone Smalls PR and James Brazil of Sang Girl, Inc., for their assistance in preparing this article.