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SATURDAY: The Glitteratti to raise money for Being Alive San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- The Glitteratti – a group of five philanthropic friends in San Diego who have joined hands to bring a little sparkle into the lives of those in need – invite community members to help make a difference in the lives of San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS at a fundraiser for Being Alive on Saturday, May 25.

Every couple of months, The Glitteratti selects a charitable organization and organizes a benefit event to raise money. The group selected Being Alive for this month's fundraiser because of the organization's long history of serving San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS, said Benny Cartwright, member of the Glitteratti and SDGLN Staff Writer.

"We found out that for years, Being Alive has offered this free moving service to help people with HIV/AIDS who need to relocate, but the organization does not own a truck - they've been relying on rental trucks each and every time," Cartwright said. "After learning about this need, we decided that it would be great to host a fundraiser to kick off Being Alive's drive to buy a truck of its own - which will help the organization to be able to offer a more reliable moving service."

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 4-6 pm at Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest. Community members are invited to stop by, learn more about the organization, enjoy happy hour specials and free appetizers, and consider making a donation to Being Alive. Representatives will be on hand at the event to talk to guests and accept donations big or small. A raffle will also be held.

Additional members of The Glitteratti include Rick Cervantes, Ebony Aldridge, Patrick Wallace and Mike Curry.

"We hope people will stop by on Saturday afternoon and help us make a difference," Cartwright said. "It's up to our community to take care of itself, and we'd love for you to help us support this important organization and service."

Uptown Tavern is located at 1236 University Ave. in Hillcrest. For additional information, click HERE or call Cartwright at 619-316-9197.