MUTETE HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION TO HOST FUNDRAISING DINNER AT LA ROCHE COLLEGE ON NOV. 23
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5, 2013 – The Mutete HIV/AIDS Foundation, established by La Roche College alumni Bosco Muyango and Endrias Zewde, will host a fundraising dinner at La Roche College on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Zappala College Center at La Roche’s main campus in McCandless Township.
Mr. Muyango and Mr. Zewde established the Mutete Foundation in 2012 after Mr. Muyango lost his parents to the AIDS epidemic. Based in Allison Park, Pa., the Mutete Foundation aims to serve families impacted by HIV and AIDS in Kampala, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda. The Foundation also promotes HIV and AIDS awareness by educating the community of Pittsburgh and empowers families to create sustainable living practices.
“Our goal is not only to keep providing for the families but to help them become independent. So if tomorrow, Mutete is gone, they can stand for themselves,” Mr. Zewde said. “We make sure that the training and support they get will help them benefit their family, their community and their country.”
The event will include a formal dinner, an African dance performance, a fashion show, raffles, auctions and a live performance of Michael Jackson’s “We Are the World.” Cost of admission is $25, and proceeds will help the Mutete Foundation build a food bank to support HIV and AIDS patients in Uganda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mutetehiv.org or call 412-294-6260.
Mr. Muyango and Mr. Zewde met 15 years ago through La Roche’s Pacem in Terris Institute. Initiated in 1993 by former La Roche President Monsignor William A. Kerr, Pacem in Terris invites students from conflict, post-conflict and developing regions of the world to study at La Roche.
About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.
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