On May 18, we served up some of Asian Mint’s signature bites at Dallas Red Foundation‘s annual Red Party, themed “Red Dragon: The Forbidden City.” The party’s theme is right up our alley as it celebrates Asian cultures that are becoming more and more visible in Dallas-Fort Worth society today.
We’re happy to report that the party was a success, the perfect combination of color, elegance, and fun. Philanthropists and community leaders Dr. Mark Parker and Eric Johnson were honored with Dallas Red Foundation’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the party. Reality TV star LeeAnne Locken and media personality Brad Pritchett, prominent Dallasites both, hosted the event.
And the party was all for a good cause, as its proceeds will benefit various North Texas organizations involved in serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS. We are so honored to be a part of this event.
Dallas Red Foundation’s events fund Texas organizations fighting HIV/AIDS
Behind the glamor and the fun of Dallas Red Foundation’s Red Party events is a good fight. A non-profit organization, the Dallas Red Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of organizations in North Texas committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Tactics used in this fight include:
- education programs aimed at spreading awareness of HIV/AIDS, its causes, and how to prevent it
- providing assistance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS
- taking control of the conversation on HIV/AIDS so as to remove the stigma associated with it.
Dallas Red Foundation uses a number of events to pursue its fundraising goals, but their signature event is none other than the Red Party. This annual party brings together members and supporters of the LGBTQ community, not just from North Texas but from other locales as well, to enjoy a night of food and cocktails, spectacular light displays, live DJ music, and exciting auctions. The Red Party has previously taken on themes like “Ruby City” and “Red in Wonderland.”
One of the organizations Dallas Red Foundation supports is Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage. Legacy provides mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and special housing services for men and women afflicted with HIV/AIDS.
Asian Mint is honored to be part of the fight against HIV/AIDS
We’ve said more than a few times that the heart of Asian Mint lies in giving back to the North Texas community. Getting involved in events like the Red Party is just one of those ways in which we express this heart.
The spread of HIV is truly a cause for concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rates of HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people in Texas is at 19.8 as of 2016. According to the Dallas County Health and Human Services, there are around 17,333 people in Dallas County living with HIV as of 2016. Around 69.3% of those afflicted are men who have sex with other men. As for new HIV diagnoses, 60% of newly diagnosed cases are under 35 years of age and 86% of them are males.
We are happy to become involved somehow in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Thank you, Dallas Red Foundation, for choosing to make us part of your Red Dragon: The Forbidden City event.