The most frequently asked question of anyone involved in the planning, organizing and production of the AIDS Resource Center extravaganza known as Masquerage is “What’s the theme going to be?” Well, here’s YOUR chance to be one of the first to know!
An announcement of this magnitude deserves more than a simple post on the Masquerage web site. It deserves a crowd of enthusiastic revelers to join Dayton’s own Rubi Girls at the fabulous Club Masque for a special style show produced by Square One Salon to help give you idea’s on how to dress for this year’s theme! So join ARC Ohio on Fri, August 3rd, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Club Masque and be amongst the first to know the theme for the 11th annual Masquerage.
In the past 10 years over 6500 attendee’s at Dayton’s Party of Parties For A Cause has helped the organization raise over $1,000,000 so ARC Ohio can continue to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS . Specifically funding raised through Masquerage help provide:
- Outreach and prevention to individual at risk for infections
- FREE HIV testing, counseling and referral services
- Case management and support to HIV-infected individuals and their loved ones
- Advocay concerning issues that affect the HIV community
Masque Nightclub will open it’s doors early just for Masquerage fans. Here’s your chance to visit one of the midwest’s most talked about nightclubs to start off your First Friday. Your $20 advance tickets include the exclusive reveal of the 2012 theme, appetizers, special drinks prices and other surprises. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Masque is located at 34 N. Jefferson Street, Dayton, OH 45402.
As a special incentive to Theme Release Attendees, if you purchase your ticket for the Oct 20th Masquerage event at Club Masque that night, you may apply the $20 ticket to your ticket purchase price. General admission tickets will be $50 and Red Ribbon Lounge VIP Tickets will run $150. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 937-461-2437 x 2029.
“Masquerage has become a signature event of AIDS Resource Center Ohio. It brings people together for a spectacular evening while generating greater awareness about HIV/AIDS. It also raises much-needed funds to benefit those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS” said Bill Hardy, executive director of AIDS Resource Center Ohio. This year, he anticipates that the organization will provide assistance to nearly 4,000 individuals living with HIV and their loved ones, and reach thousands more at risk of HIV infection. “We provide care and services for those already infected with the virus and help to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS”.
This year, the goal is to raise over $150,000 and and a sold out crowd is expected. Each year a committee of dedicated volunteers work to coordinate a new theme, so that the event is bigger and better than the year before.
Guests can purchase a general admission ticket to the event for $50 in advance or $60 at the door, which includes a welcome drink courtesy of Jagermiester, dancing, entertainment and munchies. For a VIP experience, Ribbon Lounge tickets will again run $150 and include general admission amenities plus complimentary valet parking by Lexus of Dayton, the spectacular views from the 2nd floor lounge, mask painting, open bar, appetizers and the always coveted swag bag.
Masquerage 2012 is made possible by: Levin Family Foundation, Jagermeister, Lexus of Dayton, CareSource, The Light Fantastic, Square One Salon, Premier Health Partners and MJ’s Cafe- the hosts of the official After Party. Additional sponsorship opportunities still exist, contact ARC Ohio for more information.