RED is the Night


Mary Milione and Gregg Edelman

Mary Milione grew up in Brooklyn and long Island, New York.  In 1980 she relocated to Phoenix and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Arizona State University.  Mary left her career as a Registered Nurse to GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV Healthcare, and has been with them for 26 years.  During the last 20 years, Mary has exclusively worked in the HIV/AIDS therapeutic arena, here in Phoenix.   Mary’s education to the community and helping others extends beyond her job, and her passion is to be of service to others and make a positive difference for people living with HIV.  Mary is thrilled to be working with Gregg Edelman and Aunt Rita’s as co-chari of RED is the Night.

Gregg Edelman moved to Phoenix from Los Angeles in 1990 and has been Arizona's community photographer for over 26 years, working with Echo Magazine and as a personal photographer. He started fundraising in 1991 for Community AIDS Council's annual awards dinner by coordinating the silent and live auctions.  Gregg continued fundraising with AIDS Project Arizona's and Co-Chaired the Big WOW Dinner at Saks Fifth Avenue with Mary Milione.  Gregg is the founder and past president of the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and still serves on the board in an advisory position and photographer.  Gregg continued his fundraising efforts for Aunt Rita's with the "Art Bears" and other multiple charities during his 10 years of running Exposed Studio & Gallery.  He and Mary are together again to help raise as much money as possible to support those living with and effected by HIV/AIDS. 

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