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VACCINE-O-LICIOUS XIII PRESENTS: THE MS. PROJECT ACHIEVE/COLUMBIA RESEARCH UNIT (MS. PACRU) PAGEANT AT THERAPY BAR, 348 West 52nd Street, NYC

Sponsored by Project ACHIEVE and Columbia Research Unit
Event Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6 PM to 9 PM
Contact: DaShawn Usher, dusher@nybc.org

Project ACHIEVE and Columbia Research Unit are producing a Drag Pageant to promote community awareness and education for the NYC HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. The Ms. Project ACHIEVE/Columbia Research Unit (Ms. PACRU) pageant will take place Thursday, September 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM at Therapy Bar, 348 W. 52nd St, New York, NY. The winner of the Ms. PACRU crown will win $1,000 and a chance to promote the two organizations mission, along with Peppermint, the Queen of Vaccine and Stella D’oro, the Queen Mum of Vaccine throughout the NYC area.  Contestants must apply at projectachieve.org/events.

Project ACHIEVE and Columbia Research Unit hopes to choose a diverse group of performers to compete in the following categories presentation, performance, and a Q&A round. Each contestant will need to submit the following when applying online: two photos, a performance video (or link) and a short paragraph on why volunteerism and volunteering for their community is an important issue. There are limited slots available for contestants and all potential contestants must sign up by the August 18th deadline.Contestants will be notified on Thursday, August 24th if they were selected to compete in the Ms. PACRU pageant on Thursday, September 7th.

There are many important LGBTQ areas which need community support. We are looking for people who are mission-driven to help others and strengthen our communities. Entertainment, education and engagement can go hand-in-hand towards the goal of making our community stronger. With Vaccine-O-Licious, now in it’s 13th year, we are excited to launch the Ms. PACRU pageant as a new resource to reinforcing a commitment to volunteerism in the communities we serve.

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