Photo: Dayana Mendoza, Celebrity Apprentice
The Latino Commission on AIDS announced it is honored to be Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza’s Charity Choice for the 2012 Celebrity Apprentice TV Show.
The former Miss Universe has been deemed a “Madrina” to the organization for her ongoing support, and “as our champion.” “Madrinas” & “Padrinos” (Godmother & Godfather) of the organization are those individuals that commit themselves to promote support, prevention and education related to HIV/AIDS.
The role of Madrina/Padrino in the Latino/Hispanic culture is an extended and important family member on whom a family relies for support.
“It is important to me to show my commitment and support for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. I encourage all individuals to take the HIV Test, to learn the facts about AIDS and seek community and medical care” stated Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza said.
“We are honored to be part of this season’s Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, and we are moved by Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza choosing the Latino Commission on AIDS as her charity of choice”, said Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS.
Mendoza is committed to supporting the Latino Commission on AIDS’ wide-reaching national, regional and local community programs of prevention, capacity building, and education. Dayana is a beacon of hope for a future without AIDS.
Celebrity Apprentice premieres Sunday, February 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT on NBC.