The 24 member cast of CCM’s Mainstage Production of Rent raised money in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS throughout the show’s sold out run. The cast ultimately raised over $6,000 for this worthy cause, thanks to the generosity of our audience members.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant‐making organizations, funding the social service work of The Actors Fund and awarding grants to AIDS service organizations nationwide. Donations help people and their families living and dealing with HIV/AIDS to pay for housing, food, insurance, doctor’s visits, medicine, advocacy and much more. Also, Broadway Cares provides support for The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative which offers assistance to women facing a variety of health crisis, including AIDS, breast cancer and others.
Equity Fights AIDS was founded in October, 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. Broadway Cares was founded in February, 1988 by members of The Producers’ Group. In May, 1992, Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Cares merged to become Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is CCM graduate Tom Viola.