Shades of Red a tasty benefit

Rotaract Blue is holding its annual
Shades of Red wine tasting to benefit the Cayman AIDS Foundation on Saturday, 6

The event, to be held at the
Brasserie from 6pm, aims to help educate the community of the high-risk
behaviours that can lead to contracting the HIV virus.

“We hope to dramatically decrease
the numbers of new cases and infections each year. Rotaract Blue understands
the urgent need to address this issue and we have worked alongside the Cayman
AIDS Foundation and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority to assess how
we can assist in making the most effective impact on our community,” a press
release from the organisers said.

The Caribbean is second-only to
sub-Saharan Africa in infection rates of HIV, and the 2008 Report on the Global
Epidemic of AIDS showed that young people between 15 and 24 account for 45 per
cent of those newly infected with HIV worldwide. The Cayman Islands Health Services
Authority reports that there is a continuous increase in the number of people
contracting the HIV virus locally.

The wine-tasting fundraiser will
feature a broad selection of more than eight varietals from wine regions across
the world.

“The Brasserie will be creating a
selection of canapés to enhance the wines and demonstrate the magic of proper
food and wine pairing,” said Marzeta Bodden, community service director of
Rotaract Blue.

The wine tasting will feature local
entertainment, and Cayman AIDS Foundation representatives will have
informational materials.


Tickets are $50. For information, call 917-8457 or email [email protected]

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