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OSF Prepares for AIDS Fundraiser

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ASHLAND, Ore. — An upcoming show in Ashland is gearing up to take flight for AIDS. It is part of an annual project put on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and its surrounding participants.

This year’s theme is based off the story of Daedalus, where an imprisoned father and son build a set of wings to fly away. Organizers are structuring a set of wings to hold origami feathers.

These feathers are being folded by support groups from all over the world, as far away as South Korea. They are being sold for $5, and 100% of the proceeds go to charities all over the nation to help stop the spread AIDS.

“We’re standing for people who have been no longer with us,” Wings of Daedalus director, Eduardo Placer, said. “We are standing for people who are fighting the disease, we’re fighting for the people, we’re standing with people who are living with the disease.”

This is the 26th year for the project. The variety show will be on August 19th at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.