Miracle of Love’s Project Red will have ‘Wigs in Space’ at the Parliament House

By : Lauren Lee
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ORLANDO | Miracle of Love—an organization whose mission is to reduce the number of HIV cases and end the AIDS epidemic by providing comprehensive, multicultural care, education and prevention services in Central Florida—is as known for its fabulous events as it is for its amazing work, and its signature fundraiser event Project Red is always the talk of the town.

This year, Miracle of Love presents Project Red: Wigs in Space, an infusion of art and drag, on Feb. 22 from 7-10 p.m. at the Parliament House in Orlando.

“I’m so excited for this event,” says Lester Burgos, a health educator with Miracle of Love and the Orlando Mpowerment Group coordinator. “We try to do as much as possible in the limited time we have.”

The event, hosted by performer extraordinaire Gidget Galore, will feature drag queens, live entertainment and artwork created by local artists based on the color red and the event’s theme of Wigs in Space.

“I’m excited to see how the artists interpret the theme this year,” Burgos says. All artwork created for the Project Red event will be available for purchase with proceeds going back to Miracle of Love, which helps fill in the gaps left after grant funding has been spent.

Miracle of Love’s last Project Red event in 2017 helped to raise $10,000 for the organization. That kind of money, says Burgos, can go a long way to help out with everyday expenses you might not think about.

“If the client needs school supplies for their children or needs help paying for their rent or electricity, we are here to help,” he says. “Fundraisers like this, they allow us to help.”

Project Red isn’t only about fundraising . “This is a great opportunity for us to educate the community about HIV and AIDS while also having a fun time,” says Burgos.

Miracle of Love presents Project Red: Wigs in Space is Friday, Feb. 22 from 7-11 p.m. at the Parliament House in Orlando. General admission is $15 and VIP is $25. For more information, visit MiracleOfLoveInc.org/ProjectRed.

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