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February 26, 2009 03:26am
BurningAngel Nicola Auctioned for Charity
Source: BSG PR
by: Company Press Release

(NEW YORK, NY) -- BurningAngel will be taking part in a live AIDS charity auction on Saturday night, February 28th, at Hell Gate Social, 12-21 Astoria Blvd (718- 204-8313) in New York. Hell Gate Social will be the site of a Bachelor/Bachelorette auction and Raffle to help raise money for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

BurningAngel girl, Nicola, a 21-year-old pre-med student from Philadelphia, will be taking part in the event as one of the bachelorettes auctioned off. All proceeds from the auction are going to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

''Only through education, awareness, and research can we combat the issue of HIV and AIDS, and for this reason I am a proud participant of this wonderful fund- raising event.'' says Nicola.

''I'm honored that my company is a part of this charity,'' says Joanna Angel. ''Nicola is a smart, energetic and beautiful girl... The highest bidder is in for a treat!''

Friends of BurningAngel are taking a 13-day trek through Northern Thailand, a journey which is being hosted by amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research, dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic. Since its formation in 1985, amfAR has invested $260 million and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide. It's spearhead impressive results—including pioneering the research that led to the use of antiretroviral drugs to block mother-to-infant HIV transmission, bringing treatment to African nations, and forming a 17,000-person observational database following the course of HIV before and after treatment in the United States.

The Thailand trip aims to raise funds and awareness for amfAR's efforts to quell HIV and AIDS in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. And, of course, the trip itself will be an incredible experience for the small number of participants! Billed as a ''physical challenge fundraising event,'' it'll involve trekking across Thailand’s ancient trade route, the Old Elephant Trail.

I'll be trekking (a.k.a., walking/hiking) for 4-7 hours each day, visiting parts of the country few Westerners get to see; and passing through national parks and lush forests, and over mountains. I'll also visit Bangkok and Chiang Mai, tour temples and villages, and learn about amfAR's efforts to combat the AIDS crisis in Thailand through education, clinics, hospitals, and research institutions.

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS estimates that there are now 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide. Most of them don't know they carry HIV and may be spreading the virus to others. In Thailand , at least one million people have become HIV positive and more than 400,000 have died from AIDS in the last 20 years—but that number doesn't represent the true tragedy, due to then secrecy and brutality surrounding the illegal sex-worker industry. However, the World Bank estimates that, without the country's proactive anti-HIV campaigns (including amfAR's extensive efforts), 7.7 million more Thais would have become infected.

For more info on BurningAngel, please contact Brian Gross, BSG PR, (818) 340- 4422 x202. Email: brian@bsgpr.com. Check out BurningAngel.com for any more information.

About BurningAngel:

Pushing the envelope and breaking new ground, the BurningAngel empire is a refreshingly unique web cocktail of sex, rock n' roll and pop culture. Its unmatchable edge has claimed a burgeoning bi-coastal community both in and out of cyberspace. BurningAngel.com officially launched in April 2002 with a few sets of photos and a band interview. The amateur experiment, conceived by two college kids from Rutgers (Joanna Angel and Mitch Fontaine), has since exploded into a fierce indie company that has pioneered a new species of erotica and has given way to the emergence of Joanna Angel as the ''queen of alt-porn.'' in January 2006, the website’s growing popularity spawned its sister DVD production company, BurningAngel Entertainment, which continues to deliver hip, ironic cult classics, including the award-winning Joanna's Angels and Cum on My Tattoo series.

BurningAngel.com now hosts an extensive hardcore video collection and photo gallery featuring over 200 girls, hailing the site's co-founder and star, Joanna Angel, as its queen bee. The site also features provocative interviews with a variety of bands on both major and independent labels, including Bad Religion, the Tansplants, Bloc Party, Marilyn Manson, the Bouncing Souls and Brendon Small of Cartoon Network's ''Metalocalypse''. The website also boasts an interactive web community, featuring active message boards, profile pages for all members and models, and comment boards throughout the site in which members can express their opinions.

Since its inception, BurningAngel and its star Joanna Angel have been featured on Fox News, Playboy TV, Fuse TV, G4TV, KROQ Radio, Sirius Radio, and on the series premier of TLC’s ''LA Ink''; they have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek,the Village Voice, Spin, the New York press, Esquire UK, and Penthouse, among others. Heeb Magazine featured Joanna as their cover girl in 2005, naming her one of the ''Top 100 Up-and-Coming Jews,'' and in 2006 the New York Post featured her as one of the ''Top 25 Sexiest New Yorkers.'' you are receiving this email because you are a member of the media, or have worked with members of BSG PR in the past. Gooo team!


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