Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. Broadway Cares is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of essential social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

This is Jessie Gollin, a 12-year-old from Cherry Hill, NJ. She has been acting and singing since the age of 6.  Jessie loves all things music and Broadway!  She is excited to share her favorite quote from Finding Neverland on the leggings she inspired: "We're all made of stars, we're all made of dreams."  Jessie is committed to raising social awareness for HIV/AIDS through Broadway Cares.

In partnership with Leggings for a Reason, she will donate 100% of profits from the sale of these leggings to Broadway Cares for her Mitzvah project, a meaningful, good deed Jessie has chosen as part of her journey towards becoming a Bat Mitzvah in March of 2018.

 

What we do together makes a difference.

Broadway Cares/EFA's Mission:

  • To mobilize the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS;
  • To ensure direct support specifically through the social services and programs of The Actors Fund to all individuals in the entertainment industry affected by critical health issues, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS;
  • To support organizations across the country which provide treatment or services for people specifically affected by HIV/AIDS and their families;
  • To promote and encourage public support for national and international programs and services which benefit people with HIV/AIDS;
  • To increase public awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS through the creation and dissemination of educational materials;
  • To support efforts by the entertainment industry to address other critical health issues or respond to an emergency, in each case as approved by the Board of Trustees;
  • To support efforts by the entertainment industry in other charitable or educational endeavors, in each case as approved by the Board of Trustees.
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Further information about Jessie: She recently originated the role of Elaina in Anne Lucas's play From Silence at Theater for the New City.  Other favorite stage roles include Young Nala in The Lion King Jr, Pilar in Legally Blonde Jr, Zuzu Bailey in A Wonderful Life and Silvermist in Peter Pan Jr.  Film credits include Lenny (Raina) and Woodhaven (Featured Extra).  Jessie is a current member of Broadway Youth Ensemble.  She has performed in musical theater cabarets, as well as an annual Stand Up 2 Cancer charity event held in Cherry Hill.  When she's not performing, Jessie loves to tap dance, sew and play the bass guitar.

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