Ticketmaster to Join Forces With Lifebeat to Help Fight HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day
Ticketmaster Will Donate a Portion of Each Ticket Sold in the U.S. on World AIDS Day, December 1
NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 -- On World AIDS Day, December 1, Ticketmaster will donate a portion of every ticket sold in the United States to fight HIV/AIDS. Proceeds will benefit Lifebeat, the music industry's HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America.
"We are committed to standing alongside Lifebeat on World AIDS Day and helping educate people about prevention of this deadly disease," said Nathan Hubbard, CEO of Ticketing, Live Nation Entertainment. "We have a long running partnership with Lifebeat and are proud to once again offer our help and the power of live entertainment to combat a disease that affects millions."
"Every nine and a half minutes another person in the US is infected with HIV, a completely preventable disease," said Ben Wymer, Interim Executive Director of Lifebeat. "Education is essential to prevention and we are grateful for the support Ticketmaster has given Lifebeat for nearly 18 years."
Live entertainment fans are encouraged to purchase tickets from Ticketmaster via Ticketmaster.com, order by phone 1-800-745-3000, retail outlets, or through LiveNation.com beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST on December 1st, World AIDS Day, when a portion of every ticket sold will benefit Lifebeat.
Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. For more than seventeen years, Lifebeat has helped to mobilize the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and funds, and to provide support to the HIV-positive community.
Lifebeat relies on a small but dedicated staff and an active Board of Directors to carry out our mission, as well as a wonderful group of volunteers and a network of national AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to educate young people through our outreach efforts. For more information visit: www.lifebeat.org
Ticketmaster is one of the world's largest e-commerce and ticketing sites online, operating in 19 global markets, and with 19 worldwide call centers. Ticketmaster has been connecting fans to live entertainment since 1976, and is a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company (NYSE: LYV).