On 1 October 2016, Cottbus shopping centre Blechen Carré provided the setting for the great gala event "We for you, for life", passionately organised by AIDS-Hilfe Lausitz e.V. for the 6th time already.
Contributors for the six-hours fund-raiser were Blasorchester Cottbus e.V., Jazz Dance Club Cottbus 99 e.V., music school Fröhlich, Piccolo Theatre, Harlekids e.V., Dance 4 Fans Club, violin duo Maya Ziehlke & Julius Blank, pop singer Vivien, Poledance Femella, folk musician Lisa Temesvari and African gospel singer Monica Ooro. Erin Circle presented Irish dancing and took part for the 4th time (after 2010, 2013 and 2014).
As a charming host, drag queen Miss Cherry Moonlight presented the show. AIDS-Hilfe mascot, stork Viktor together with Sarah Lillibell distributed AIDS ribbons and collected donations. Comic illustrator Elke R. Steiner recorded everything with her pen.
Not to forget all the volunteers in the background, who added a great deal to the event's success. MMC Cottbus event technicians provided sound and stage. Sponsor was Brandenburg Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit, Frauen und Familie.
Biggest concern for all organisers, supporters and artists was to impart knowledge on AIDS/HIV and to show that the subject is close to our hearts. Many passers-by stopped at their shopping tour in order to watch and to listen and filled the AIDS-Hilfe donation box with altogether 187 Euro.
Quite certainly everybody took something home for themselves afterwards, inspired by good talks, the colourful programme and provided with many interesting and essential information about AIDS and HIV and about the great work of AIDS-Hilfe Lausitz e.V.