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Singer Martha Wash Receives Honored For HIV/AIDS Fundraising

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) - Bay Area born-and-raised Martha Wash is best known as a background singer in "Two Tons O' Fun" with the late disco star Sylvester. It is also the 30th anniversary of her number one song, "It's Raining Men" as one-half of the duo, "The Weather Girls".

She was in San Francisco for World AIDS Day to accept a lifetime achievement award for her fundraising concerts for HIV/AIDS from the AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) at their sold-out gala.

Wash stopped by Bay Sunday and was interviewed by CBS 5 anchor Allen Martin along with the AEF Executive Director, Mike Smith.

Smith reminded us that "there is still no cure for HIV/AIDS" so AEF is still needed. Sylvester left his music royalties to AEF.

Wash added that making an album "is like being in labor, the finished product is your child and sometimes it can be a long tedious labor".

Next up for Wash is the release of her first music album in 20 years in 2013 entitled "Something Good". She shared a video, "I've Got You" from the upcoming album.

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