Help is on the Way for the Holidays VIII is a star-studded concert benefitting AIDS service provider agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. This year's performers include: Barbary Coast Cloggers - All-male Appalachian clog dance team Kevin Earley - Broadway (Les Miserables) Anthony Fedorov - American Idol Jacquelynne Fontaine - Miss California 2006 Sony Holland - Cabaret / jazz artist Roslyn Kind - Recording / TV star Dale Kristien - Broadway (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) La Toya London - American Idol Russ Lorenson - Cabaret / recording star Meg Mackay - Cabaret star Madame (w/puppeteer Joe Kovacs) - Emmy Award-winner Karen Mason - Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia!) Jane Olivor - Cabaret / Recording star Nancy Sinatra - Pop Icon, Recording/Film star Shawn Ryan - America's Got Talent Wesla Whitfield - Cabaret / recording star SoVoSó - Award-winning a capella sensations The Phantom's Leading Ladies - Teri Bibb, Karen Culliver, Mary D'Arcy Help is on the Way for the Holidays VIII is produced by The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, founded in 1995 by Barbara Richmond & Peggy Ermet in memory of their sons, John Richmond & Doug Ermet, who both lost their lives to AIDS. Since it's inception in 1995, The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation has raised over 2 million dollars for AIDS service agencies in the Bay Area and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales have always gone directly to the beneficiary partners. Beneficiaries for this concert include: The HIV/AIDS Program at Children's Hospital Oakland Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services Project Inform A pre-show silent auction is scheduled from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, with performances set to begin at 7:30. A post-performance dessert party with the cast (included with Gala tickets) is scheduled for 9:30 PM in the Green Room of the War Memorial Building. The party features complimentary wine, cocktails and desserts. For Gala tickets, call the REAF ticket line at 415-273-1620.