July 24, 2014 at 7:00 am EDT | by Staff reports
Dance festival raises $533,000 for AIDS fight
Fire Island, gay news, Washington Blade

The beach in Fire Island Pines, N.Y. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

FIRE ISLAND PINES, N.Y. — The annual Fire Island Dance Festival last weekend raised more than half a million dollars for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The 20th annual event, which took place on New York’s Fire Island on July 18-20, raised $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS. The dance festival featured nearly 50 professional dancers during multiple performances, according to its website.

“At moments like this, we must take time to remember all the talent, creativity and friendships we’ve lost, while celebrating the progress we’ve made and the opportunities we have to make a difference for those who need our help the most,” said Denise Roberts Hurlin, founding director of Dancers Responding to AIDS.

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