Media Alert: Former Governor Ed Rendell Honored at FIGHT for Life Gala


This Wednesday, Philadelphia FIGHT honors former Governor Ed Rendell at the FIGHT for Life Gala, to be held at the Union League of Philadelphia. The gala supports the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization in the city – and raises funds to support FIGHT’s HIV medical care at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. Public support for this year's gala has been tremendous, with attendance projected to DOUBLE last year’s event.  Media information: 


This Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, program starts at 6:30pm 


Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


  • Ed Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Jane Shull, Executive Director, Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Michael Marsico, Deputy Director, Philadelphia FIGHT
  • 200+ guests including State Senator Larry Farnese and Councilman Mark Squilla


In support of the continuous battle against HIV, Philadelphia FIGHT presents the 2013 FIGHT for Life Gala honoring Ed Rendell for his career-long commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS. "I am excited to be recognized and honored at the Fight for Life Gala this year,” said Governor Rendell. “The fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS has been successful because of broad-based community action groups and Philadelphia FIGHT has been a leader in this battle.” The reception will feature a live jazz ensemble, a portion of the AIDS Quilt on display and a silent auction. Tickets are almost sold out to the public. Attendance is expected to double that of the 2012 event. For more information, visit


Proceeds from the FIGHT for Life Gala will support FIGHT’s HIV medical care at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center and its growing client base. Each year FIGHT reaches over 8,000 individuals with social services and education programs and treats over 1,500 people with HIV at the Lax Center regardless of their ability to pay. FIGHT’s goal is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.


Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing state of the art, culturally competent HIV primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to adults and youth living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research.