Cable Positive, the industry's AIDS-action organization, will pay tribute to
Cablevision Systems Corp. CEO James Dolan at its annual benefit dinner Tuesday,
May 22, in New York.
Dolan will receive the 'Joel A. Berger Award' for 'outstanding efforts and
contributions in the fight against AIDS.'
The dinner chairs are Primedia Inc. chairman Tom Rogers and VH1 and CMT:
Country Music Television president John Sykes.
Cable Positive cited Cablevision's requirement that every employee attend
Cable Positive's 'AIDS in the Workplace: seminars. The organization's 'Employee
Assistance Program' is well promoted through employee communications. And
Cablevision supports awareness campaigns for 'National HIV Testing Day' (June
27) and 'World AIDS Day' (Dec. 1) by airing public-service announcements and
developing partnerships with local AIDS service organizations to produce and air
HIV/AIDS-related original programming to more than 3 million subscribers.
Dolan has personally worked with other leading cable CEOs to encourage the
development of similar information programs within their organizations, Cable
Cablevision, through its The Wiz retail chain, recently donated $20,000 of
computer equipment to Cable Positive as the organization moved into new
permanent offices at 250 W. 54th St. in Manhattan.
The MSO also adopted SUNY Downstate's STAR Clinic HIV Center for Women and
Children in Brooklyn, N.Y., which serves a largely African-American and
Caribbean-American community that has been hit hard by HIV/AIDS in New York and
The dinner will be at New York's Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. To buy tickets,
call Buckley Hall Events at (212) 573-6933. The Cable Positive contact is
Melissa Hinnen at (212) 459-1502.