Tristan Schukraft, the recently announced new owner of The Abbey Food & Bar and The Chapel at The Abbey, will join Sutton Stracke from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Abbey Founder David Cooley for the 14th Annual World AIDS Day Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1, 2023, starting at 6:30 p.m. This will be Schukraft’s first public appearance as the new owner.
The Abbey Food & Bar is teaming up with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), for an evening is filled with holiday songs by the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, holiday cocktails made with Tito’s Vodka, followed by a $10,000 check donation presentation to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Christmas tree lighting countdown led by Sutton Stracke. There will also be a performance by Lyle Anthony.
Additional guests to be announced.
For the past 14 years, David Cooley and The Abbey have hosted the Tree Lighting ceremony commemorating World AIDS Day in support of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). The fundraising event allows ETAF to assist those living with HIV/AIDS around the world through a variety of services, including direct care & prevention, advocacy & education, fundraising & stewardship and much more.
World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 United Nations World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention and recognition takes place each year on December 1.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have passed away due to HIV/AIDS. Annually, UNAIDS agencies, governments, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and others across the globe join to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS. The theme of this year’s #WorldAIDSDay is “Let Communities Lead” to shine light on how community-led interventions are central to the end of AIDS.
The City of West Hollywood is also recognizing World AIDS Day with a series of events and programming on November 30 and December 1, in support of the worldwide fight against HIV/AIDS.
To read more on about this the city’s World AIDS Day events and programming, click on the link below: