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Date:1/13/2010

ign for Black people to support and participate in." Jackee Harry, the other celebrity co-chair, adds, "We must unite as a community -- for the sake of our community. To do nothing is to be part of the problem."

The Atlanta kick-off event will include a Bid Whist Qualifying Tournament and Health Fair in partnership with local Atlanta organizations The 7NO! Players, Sister Love and AID Atlanta.

"The 7NO! Players are excited to host the kick-off event in Atlanta," says Montez Collins, President, 7NO! Players.  "We look forward to welcoming all of our regular bid whist players and any new comers who are interested in learning more about the game."

"We are proud to partner with the Black AIDS Institutive on this new and innovative awareness campaign to reach Black Americans," says Sister Love Founder and President Dazon Dixon-Diallo.  "When two-thirds of the new HIV/AIDS cases among women in the US are Black, now more than ever it's important to educate and reach every demographic of the Black community."

The Health Fair features free onsite HIV testing for all Tournament attendees, players and guests. All are welcome to attend.

The winner of the Atlanta tournament automatically qualifies for a national tournament to be held in Las Vegas in November and a chance to win $45,000.00 in prizes.  Other participants can qualify for the national tournament and have their travel expenses to Las Vegas paid by raising $3,000.00.  The participants who raise the most money also get to play in a celebrity tournament.

"Rates of HIV in persons over 50 years of age are 12 times higher among African Americ
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