By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com December 12 2002 12:00 AM ET
The 10th annual "Night of a Thousand Stars" held in Omaha, Neb., over the weekend raised an estimated $250,000 for AIDS prevention efforts. Sponsored by the Nebraska AIDS Project, 80 dinner parties were held throughout Omaha for the event, where hosts charged guests for attending and then donated the proceeds to NAP. After the separate dinners, participants gathered for dessert and cocktails. Tim Sullivan, NAP's executive director, said about 3,500 people attended. Money raised from the fund-raiser will go toward educational programs as well as direct services for clients and their families coping with AIDS in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.