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Freddie Mercury AIDS Quilt Panel part of Red Ball Fashion benefit

Red Ball launches World AIDS Day awareness with the display of AIDS Quilts created for Freddie Mercury, from the Band Queen, and renowned artist Keith Haring. The panels are part of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt and will be on display the evening of Red Ball, Sunday November 18 at the EXDO event center.

In the 1980’s AIDS claimed the lives of designers, including Chester Weinberg, Perry Ellis, Willie Smith and many more creative men and women in the fashion industry. Beyond the designers, showroom assistants, stylists, photographers, creative directors, window dressers, lost their lives to AIDS. In an article by Kam Dhillon on how AIDS impacted the fashion industry he said “an entire generation of creativity (was) completely decimated. In 1980s New York, fashion was the city’s second-biggest industry and these people were its pulse. AIDS touched the lives of nearly everyone in the fashion industry.”

Freddie Mercury, the iconic front man of the band Queen, has proven time and time again that his fashion style is unique and one of a kind. See more of Freddie and his AIDS Quilt panel at this year’s Red Ball. Get your tickets at

For 10 years Colorado Health Network’s Red Ball Fashion Benefit has collaborated with local designers and salons, and hundreds of volunteers to honor those in the industry impacted by AIDS and bring awareness to World AIDS Day.

In recognition of its 10th anniversary the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Group will be performing a tribute to those impacted by HIV. This year’s show also includes a VIP runway showing of student fashion designers from the Rocky Mountain College of Arts and Design.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a special reception, and show for VIP ticket holders, 7:00 p.m. for General Admission, and the runway show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Additional event information can be found at

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About Colorado Health Network (CHN)

The Denver metro office of CHN provides programs and services to more than 3,000 individuals living with HIV each year and provides oral health care services to more than 1,200 patients through its Howard Dental Center program. For more information, visit

The mission of Colorado Health Network is to equitably meet the evolving needs of people affected by HIV and other health conditions through prevention, care and advocacy.