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Chantel Christie Named Youth Ambassador for HIV/AIDS Awareness by Metro TeenAIDS Organization

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Chantel Christie, daughter of NBA power couple, Doug and Jackie Christie, is being named the Metro TeenAIDS Youth Ambassador for HIV/AIDS Awareness on November 17, 2007 by Metro TeenAIDS, and various city officials will be in attendance. As the new spokesperson for Metro TeenAIDS Organization, Christie will reach out to the youth on HIV/AIDS Awareness and encourage youth nationally to get HIV tested. This inauguration starts at 2:00 P.M. (EST) at the Hill Crest Recreation Center located at 1300 Denver Street, South East Washington, D.C. 20020.

Chantel Christie has a passion to lead youth across the world as a positive role model. Earlier this fall, she was chosen as the Kids Outreach Spokesperson for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington for 2008. Chantel also has a new reality show titled "Coming Up Christie" where she goes through the vigorous works of releasing her first single called "Best Friends" within the music industry.

"Growing up as a Christie has taught me the values of leaving a positive impact on the community. I am excited about my new ventures and working with kids across the globe," says Chantel. During the inauguration ceremony, Chantel will facilitate a Question and Answer Session on the topic of HIV/AIDS.

During the event, guests attending will enjoy personal spoken word from Chantel as well as giveaways from The Doug and Jackie Christie Infinite Love Foundation HIV/AIDS awareness.

About Metro TeenAIDS:

Metro TeenAIDS is a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through education, support, and advocacy, MTA prevents the spread of HIV, promotes responsible decision making, and improves the quality of life for young people infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.

Unlike any other organization in the Washington, DC area, Metro TeenAIDS focuses all of its efforts on the special prevention, education, and treatment needs of young people. Advancing the overall health of at-risk and HIV-infected adolescents is within our community's power. There are between 1000 and 1500 young people under 20 infected with HIV in the Washington DC area, most whom do not know their status. Washington DC is ranked number one in the nation with the highest HIV rate.

About Chantel Christie:

Chantel is an up and coming 14 year old singer and established model who aspires to be a good role model for her peers. Growing up primarily in Seattle, Washington, She is being home schooled while pursuing her dreams. Lastly, she will be releasing her first book titled "I want to live" in 2008.

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