Stage and Screen Star Jai Rodriguez to Act as Honorary Trail Guide for SADDLE UP LA Benefit Ride and BBQ, 7/12
The 9th Annual Saddle Up LA: an AIDS benefit trail ride and BBQ is set for Saturday, July 12 at 3pm.
The two-hour guided trail ride will begin at the famous Rockin P Outfitters, formerly known as Diamond Bar Riding Stable in Glendale, Calif., to be followed by a Country Style BBQ Dinner with some fun entertainment, line dancing lessons, drawings, a silent auction and to present some very special awards.
Emmy winning actor and Broadway star, Jai Rodriguez from Bravo's Queer Eye & ABC's Malibu Country is this years Honorary Trail Guide.
All money raised at the event will go to The Life Group LA a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.
Also in attendance:
Trevor Page (Pop Singer) will perform at the BBQ
Mystery Mike Hennessey, as the master of ceremonies at BBQ
DJ Rick (DJ) Spinning music and teaches country line dancing at BBQ
LA Wranglers (Dance Group) will perform at BBQ
Trail Ride Address: Rockin P Outfitters (Formerly Diamond Bar Riding Stables) (1840 Riverside Dr Glendale, CA)
Dinner: Pickwick Gardens (1001 West Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506
HOURS & EVENTS:
3:30pm - Check-in
5pm - Ride Leaves
7:30pm - Riders Return
8:00pm-11:30pm - Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction
Saddle Up LA raises awareness of the fact that the AIDS pandemic is not over and to erase the stigma, and is also an opportunity to raise financial support for The Life Group LA. The group's main goal is to continue providing education and emotional support to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Ride is an affirmation of the power of compassion and a demonstration that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.
The Life Group LA, a 501 c 3 non profit was founded in 2005 and provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding. Safety, respect and confidentiality are the cornerstones of Life Group LA's philosophy. It is accomplished by providing trained support group facilitators for emotional support groups and POZ Life Weekend Seminars. These facilitators have been trained in the art of active listening and conduct themselves with empathy and compassion.
In a time when the HIV epidemic has surpassed its 32nd year and new HIV infections continue to occur on a daily basis, now more than ever we must continue the struggle against HIV/AIDS.
For more information, visit www.saddleupla.org and www.TheLifeGroupLA.org.