Photo: 2010 Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete
Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete is the newest “Madrina” of the Latino Commission on AIDS, announced Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS. Navarrete was presented at the Time Warner Center as the newest “Madrina” and received a commemorative sun pendant, which officially recognizes her as a supporter and a partner in the fight against AIDS.
“It is important to the Miss Universe Organization, and to me personally, that we show our commitment and solidarity to those affected by HIV/AIDS,” stated Navarrete. “I am dedicated to promoting HIV testing, awareness and education in our communities, and to encourage one another to have ongoing dialogue about how to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS across the globe.”
“The fight against HIV and AIDS and the health care needs facing our community get more challenging every year,” said Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS. “We honor Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete and the Miss Universe Organization for taking this cause to heart, educating the public and promoting HIV testing as an important step to prevent AIDS. Her beauty radiates hope in the fight against AIDS and for reaching healthy communities.”
Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete joins a group of vital supporters, all of whom are beacons of hope for a future without AIDS, including Carmen Dominicci, anchor of Telemundo/NBC, the “Reigning Queen of Salsa”, India, and super pop singer Paulina Rubio. Madrinas & Padrinos of the organization are those individuals that commit themselves to promote prevention and education related to HIV/AIDS. The role of Madrina/Padrino (Godmother/Godfather) in the Latino/Hispanic culture is an extended and important family member on whom a family relies for support.