Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. (Hope & Help) presents Headdress Ball 2017 – Imaginarium! This iconic fundraiser will be held at the Marriott World Center, 8701 World Center Drive on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Headdress features stellar entertainment by America’s Got Talent’s Master Magician and Illusionist Drew Thomas, whose “Transparent” show complements the evening’s Steampunk-Rouge theme. Other notable talents include Orlando’s own BLUE and writer Michael Wanzie among several local dancers, acrobats, and singers.
This year, Headdress is a strolling affair, where guests are free to enjoy custom-made cocktails and French cuisine at food stations, interact with performers, dance, network, and bid on high quality silent and live auction items. Guests are encouraged to join the fun and wear their own steampunk outfit and hat or headdress.
“Headdress has long been a significant part of this community and this time around we wanted to give it a fresh, sophisticated, interactive feel. With more personal emphasis on the HIV epidemic, we hope to shine some light on what we’re doing at Hope & Help to prevent its spread.” -Lisa Barr, Executive Director.
Orlando ranks the 6th highest HIV/AIDS transmission rate in the nation and the State of Florida is ranked 1st in new HIV and AIDS cases. Hope & Help plans to use the funds raised to prevent new HIV infections through its free HIV testing, education, and care services.
Sponsorships are available and tickets are on sale now! General Admission is $250 and VIP Admission is $500. VIP ticket holders receive exclusive access to the VIP Pre-Party, a gift bag, a special dessert, and more! For tickets and more information, visit: HeaddressBallOrlando.org or call 407.645.2577.
ABOUT HOPE & HELP Since 1988, Hope & Help has become Central Florida’s largest and oldest HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, and care organization. We offer free HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis testing; safer sex education; case management, peer support, and support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS; and emergency food assistance for everyone.
Annually, we serve 1,500 clients, distribute over 75,000 condoms; administer over 5,000 HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis tests combined; and link everyone infected into the best care possible. Our service area covers Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Seminole Counties. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Hope & Help operates thanks to the financial support of grants, sponsorships, and donations from the Central Florida community.