vida 10 year anniversary save the date english
vida 10 year anniversary save the date english


WHERE: Urban MO’s  |  308 University Avenue  |  San Diego, CA
WHEN:  Sunday, October 15, 2023
TIME: 10:00AM

We are celebrating 10 years of dedicated battle to reduce HIV infections to zero.On Sunday, October 15, 2023, we will be gathering at Urban MO’s at 10:00am with a sumptuous Brunch Buffet and a show beginning at 11:00am. We will be cheering not only our 10 Year Anniversary milestone, but also National Lantinx AIDS Awareness Day and Hispanic Heritage Month. Drag Performer and Rising Star, Chi Chi Fuera will be our headliner for this celebration.Our special guests Luis A. Mares Yanez from the Latino Commision on AIDS as well as CDR Michelle Sandoval-Rosario from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. We welcome these national level dignitaries and join in honoring them as well as local leaders Karla Quezada Torres of Gilead Sciences, local activists Glitz Glam, Raul Robles, and Martha Robles. Below is the slated agenda for this special event.

10 am

  • Seating
  • Buffet Breakfast- simple

10:30 am to 11 am

  • Mariachi (Yes! What is a VIDA party without Mariachis??)

11:00 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks11:15 am to 12 pm

  • Panel Introduction – Moderation and Questions Glitz Glam & Karla Quezada TorresPanel Guests:
  • Luis A. Mares
  • CDR Michelle Sandoval-Rosario
  • Raul Robles
  • Nicolette Ybarra
  • Q&A With Audience

12:15 pm Educational Presentation by Karla Quesada Torres: “HIV in Latinx Community or Fighting Stigma”

12:35 pm Short film UCLA: “Chasing

12:55 pm Closing Montage of VIDA

1:10 pm  Performance by ChiChi Fuera

To make a reservation for this page, please click on the link below. 
We hope to see you there for what will be surely a wonderful gathering of friends and industry colleagues, all of whom join us in the fight to eliminate HIV. 

vida dia de los muertos save the date english
vida dia de los muertos save the date english


Another event to motivate you to mark your calendars! Our very popular Dia De Los Muertos celebration is coming together. This event helps raise funding for our Unstably Housed as well as Free HIV Self Collect Kits programs. You won’t want to miss this event. Stay tuned for further details.

WHERE: Urban MO’s  |  308 University Avenue  |  San Diego, CA
WHEN:  Thursday, November 2, 2023 
TIME: To Be Announced




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On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Glitz Glam hosted the 1st Annual GLAM-A-THON, a cabaret-glam-style show with special appearance by Kicxky Vixen-Styles, EarthIntruder, Sienna Desire, Xochi Mochi, Grotesqua, Daniel Demented, Loris Queen, Lady VaJayJay, & Ursula Major.  Proceeds dedicated to the continued support of education and communication focused on the prevention of HIV incidence within our Latino youth community.



On Saturday, July 9, 2016, VIDA held its 1st Annual Bowl for Life 2016 fundraiser hosted by Glitz Glam as Carmen Miranda.  Bowlers danced to the latest Latin swing, cumbias, and salsa music provided by DJ Clypzo while bowling. The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence gave a speech on the impact HIV AIDS that moved people to tears.  Funds raised supported the continued education and community alliances in the against the rise of HIV incidences plaguing our Latino youth community.



On Saturday, October 15, 2016, VIDA held its 2nd Annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Memorial for those Latino lives impacted by HIV & AIDS.  City Councilman David Alvarez spoke on the importance of education and communication in the family, partners, and in the community.  This year, VIDA focused on the impact of stigmas and how the community needs to work together to overcome the barriers that are caused by stigmas and ignorance.



On National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Thursday, October 15, 2015, VIDA held a memorial & remembrance service for those Latino lives and families that have been impacted by HIV & AIDS at St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego, CA.  San Diego Community Leaders spoke about the pandemic that continues to impact the Latinx community of all ages and genders and emphasized the importance of that continued work is essential in the fight against HIV & AIDS. HIV testing provided by CASA of San Ysidro.