Actress Whoopi Goldberg and shoe designer Kenneth Cole have joined the jury that will choose a design for an AIDS memorial park in New York City.
The memorial is planned for a triangle across the street from the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. The property is now owned by Rudin Management.
The memorial park is intended to honor the more than 100,000 people who have died from AIDS-related causes in the city and to celebrate the efforts of AIDS caregivers and activists. Entries for the design competition are due Jan. 21.
The memorial organizers said Wednesday, Dec. 14 that actresses Susan Sarandon and Julianne Moore have joined as supporters of the effort. Sarandon says the park will be "an inspirational, educational, and green public oasis."
Copyright Associated Press.