Thursday, April 29, 2010

June 6th Benefit

Dear Entertainer,

I am currently working closely with AIDS Community Resources to put together a show to coincide with the AIDS Walk/Run benefit on June 6th, 2010. Nothing is set yet but I would like to know if you are interested. This is a benefit and unfortunately besides tips I can not compensate for this show.

Mykel Austin
MRA Productions
MRA Productions
PO Box 112
Syracuse, NY 13207

AIDS Walk Run

Dear Family, Friends, and Acquaintances:

As most of you are aware we are again participating in the Annual AIDS Walk/Run to benefit AIDS Community Resources. Last year, we raised an impressive $500.00 for the cause, this year we hope to double that amount. Unfortunately, with less than just over a month to go we are only 3% towards our goal. We need your help!

Here’s why:

• 56,300 people are infected with HIV every year in the U.S.
• Half of those newly infected with HIV are under the age of 24.
• Half of sexually-active young people will contract an STD by age 25 – and most won’t know it.
• One in four teenaged girls has an STD.
• Young people are infected with HIV/AIDS sexually
• Minority teens have been particularly infected. In 2006, African American teens represented 69% and Latino teens 19% of AIDS cases among 13-19 year olds.
• 1.7 million people have been infected with HIV in the US since 1981.
• 181,461 AIDS cases have been in New York – more than any other state. 100% of fundraised dollars stay in Central New York.
• Ten states account for 71% of all HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S., with New York at the head of the list.
We have work to do! We must prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs.
Despite advancements in treatment and prevention of HIV, there is still no cure for AIDS and no vaccine in sight. There are approximately 19 million new cases of STDs every year in the U.S., about half are among those 15 – 24 years of age. Since HIV and STDs often have no symptoms, most of those who are infected don’t know it.

Please support me by contributing $5, $10, $25, - the sky’s the limit! Your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please send a check made out to ACR before Sunday, June 6!
We had a great time last year and plan on having double the fun this year with double the team mates and donations!
Please join us for this extremely important cause!
Here’s how:
Join our team!
Email me at Please include your name (and stage name if applicable), phone number, email, and mailing address, so I can send you your materials.
Credit Card:
Visit to donate via credit card. Your information is totally confidential!
Check/Money Order:
Made out to AIDS Community Resources and mailed to:
MRA Productions
PO Box 112
Syracuse, NY 13207
Cash (at your own risk):
In person to Mykel Austin or mailed to the address above.
And please if nothing else SPREAD THE WORD! Add this information to your WebPages, Facebooks, and MySpaces.
Thank you for your contribution and support. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
MRA Productions
Mykel J Austin/CEO

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Preparing for AIDS Walk/Run

Taking a small hiatus as I get things up and running and organize the team for the aids walk/run. Please feel free to email me with any concerns. If you wish to register please feel free to contact me or visit the performer registration page. Also, consider becoming a member of our aids walk run team. Let me know if you are interested and I’ll get the info to you