In 1994 Mr. Arthur Ferguson died due to complications associated with the AIDS virus. His family was deeply grieved about their loss, his niece, Lelia Fore, was especially effected by the loss that she took the charge to get educated and to educate others in her community about HIV/AIDS. Lelia Fore has be an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention for 10 years. Her passion followed her as she competed in the Florida Plus America Pageant. Newly crowned, she plans to take her passion with her as she competes nationally in the Miss Plus America Pageant in Monroe, Louisiana.
Lelia Fore, Miss Florida Plus America is hosting a benefit concert to help continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the HIV/AIDS ministry of the host church and to help her to compete nationally in the Miss Plus America Pageant.