Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is an organization that “helps men, women, and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.” The organization has raised over $300 million for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses and is an effort started by theater artists and audiences. Originally two organizations, Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS merged in 1992.
The Broadway Cares website features lots of information about various aspects of the organization’s efforts. Users can learn about the grants that the organization has funded over the years, browse upcoming events and get tickets, and read about the latest for the organization in the news. There is also a full store where users can buy merchandise to raise awareness and contribute to the organization.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has various fun and impactful events to raise awareness and bring people together to fight HIV/AIDS. Events include Broadway Backwards (where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa), Broadway Barks (a dog and cat adoption event), and the Broadway Run (a 5k race to raise awareness.)