Mondo webAIDS Walk Austin is pleased to announce Mondo Guerra as the 2014 honorary chair. Mondo,Denver-based fashion designer and Project Runway All Stars victor, has captured the fashion world’s imagination with his bold designs and innovative style. As an HIV activist, Mondo has helped cultivate conversation nationwide about the epidemic.

Mondo courageously revealed his HIV-positive status on Project Runway season eight after he created the challenge-winning print, “Pozitivity,” inspired by his own experience with the virus. The disclosure came after more than 10 years of personal silence. In addition to being open about his own status, Mondo has collaborated with numerous HIV organizations and fundraising campaigns, including I Design, Dining Out for Life andamFAR.

Mondo’s creativity and passion for HIV advocacy made him the perfect choice for AIDS Walk Austin 2014 Honorary Chair. Mondo will lead the Walk and speak during the opening ceremonies. Last year, AIDS Walk Austin brought together 1,500 walkers and raised over $240,000 for ten HIV and AIDS agencies across Austin. Produced by the AIDS Services of Austin, AIDS Walk Austin aims to not only raise funds, but to increase awareness and fight stigma and indifference.

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Mondo is available for interviews prior to the AIDS Walk and on the day of the Walk. Please contact Kanaka Sathasivan at kanaka.sathasivan@asaustin.org or 512-406-6118 to schedule an interview.