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MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Rubio To Participate In World AIDS Day Panel Discussion

Nov 30, 2011 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –  On Thursday, December 1, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will mark World AIDS Day by participating in a panel discussion sponsored by ONE and (RED), organizations that are committed to combatting global poverty and AIDS.  Rubio will highlight his continued support for effective and accountable foreign assistance programs, particularly the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in addition to promoting collaborative efforts to combat AIDS involving the private sector, non-profit organizations and the faith-based community.

In addition to Rubio, panel participants will include:

  • Moderator: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
  • Bono – Co-founder of ONE and (RED) & Lead Singer of U2
  • Alicia Keys – Artist and Co-Founder of Keep a Child Alive (KCA)
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Muhtar Kent, President and CEO of The Coca Cola Company
  • Kay Warren – Founder, HIV & AIDS Initiative, Saddleback Church
  • Dr. Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah – Director of PMTCT Clinic at Tema Hospital in Accra, Ghana
  • Florence Ngobeni – HIV Educator and Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Media interested in covering or receiving press materials from the event should contact Kimberly Hunter at  Due to limited space, media credentials are not guaranteed.  The discussion will also be streamed live on YouTube:  The following event is open to the media:

Thursday, December 1, 2011
5:30 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. EST: Preset For Cameras
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EST: Doors Open For Press
10:00 a.m. EST: Panel Discussion Begins
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio participates in a panel discussion on “The Beginning of the End of AIDS.”
The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052