Our theme this year takes us back to the tumultuous 70s! A crowded disco and the throbbing beat draws you to the dance floor – but not before you have enjoyed dinner and honored our WOW awardees! But yes, there will be disco dancing to the non-stop beat put down by Mike “DJZIP” Cross.
Since the inaugural WOW Celebration in 2005, the Delaware HIV Consortium is proud of its many longtime presenting sponsors such as MAC Cosmetics/VIVA Glam, Bank of America, Walgreens and supporting sponsors GlaxoSmithKline, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. For the past ten years, 6abc NEWS in Philadelphia has been premiere media sponsor, providing its most prominent news anchors as guest emcees. In addition, 6abc provides pre- and post-event coverage of the event on its newscast.
Two-time Emmy award-winning soap star Heather Tom has graced this event as host/emcee along with entertainment by such Broadway greats as Kevin McGuire whose credits include lead roles in Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
The WOW Awards Celebration is an annually sold-out event with more than 350 guests that include elected officials leaders of the business community, the Delaware Division of Public Health, healthcare professionals, and hundreds of community supporters.
This premiere celebration is well-known for its broad-based community support, with well over $40,000 worth of food and beverage donated by local caterers and restaurants. The WOW Awards has become famous for its incredible food and beverage, which has included: a raw bar of cocktail shrimp and raw oysters on the half shell, a sushi bar, cheese/fruit bar, butlered hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, multiple entrees, and delectable dessert stations. WOW is also famous for its specialty bars including 12 years of free-flowing wine and champagne donated by Moore Brothers as well as signature cocktails provided by local liquor distributors.
A Silent Auction of several hundred incredible items, a specialty raffle, a grand raffle, and entertainment tops off the evening and has delighted our guests for the past decade.