freddie mercury birthday
Freddie Mercury died of AIDS related causes in London on the 24th of November 1991.
Immediately, the remaining members of Queen and their manager, Jim Beach made the decision to raise money and awareness about AIDS in his memory. Together, they organized the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded to distribute the monies raised from this concert and has continued to be engaged in numerous other fundraising activities.
September 5th 2011 would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. To mark the occasion, family, friends, guests and celebrities from the world over will come together for a suitably lavish night at the Savoy, London, to celebrate this landmark date and to raise funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.
The Mercury Phoenix Trust has also launched a unique and exciting new initiative called the "Freddie For A Day" Global Charity Network. They select one charity partner from each country around the world to join their network each year in the fight against AIDS. Any money raised during a FFAD event, 100% will go to that charity to keep and distribute as they normally would.
THE MPT partner in Canada is the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).
On September 9th, 2011 there will be the Toronto “Are you ready to be Freddie for a Day?” party at Woody’s, 465-467 Church St.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Freddie (there’s a Freddie for everyone!) and to compete for such things as the Best Freddie Costume and Best Moustache.
Moustaches are obligatory and may be purchased at the door (with profits going to ACT of course!)
Planned activities include great music, including classic tunes from Queen and Freddie Mercury, a number of local performers, a lip-sync competition to some of Queen’s most fun tunes, a special Freddie Mercury drink - Freddie was a vodka man), a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and we are still dreaming up other fun activities...subject to change.
Winner of the Best Freddie contest will be entered into the MPT Best Freddie costume contest judged by a panel including Freddie’s favourite costume designer, Diana Mosley.
For more information contact: Julie Hanson [ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذا الرابط]
Tel: 647 920 9409
The Mercury Phoenix Trust:
The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded to distribute the monies raised and has continued to be engaged in numerous other fundraising activities. Since 1992 the Mercury Phoenix Trust has been responsible for the donation of more than £8 million in the fight against AIDS making over 750 grants to charities worldwide.
Freddie For A Day:
FFAD is a celebration of the life of Freddie Mercury which is held on 5th September, Freddie’s birthday, and which aims to bring people together to dress up as Freddie to raise awareness for the Mercury Phoenix Trust – Fighting AIDS Worldwide - and money for the Official Affiliated Charities. The affiliated charity here in Canada is the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT):
ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.