Tie your laces for Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 29th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at Town Square starting at 7 a.m. As AFAN’s largest fundraiser, last year’s walk saw more than 3,000 walkers and raised over $250,000 to support critically needed HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs (Photo credit: Madison Freedle).
As Nevada’s largest and oldest HIV/AIDS service organization, AFAN provides supportive services to more than 1,200 clients, including free HIV testing, prevention education, client transportation to healthcare providers, rent and utility assistance, nutritional counseling, food vouchers, mental health therapy and kids’ programs.
Penn & Teller will once again serve as grand marshals for the 18th consecutive year and are encouraging walkers to take the Penn & Teller Challenge, matching every challenger’s $250+ donation dollar for dollar. The top challenger will be awarded AFAN swag and other prizes, including tickets to various Las Vegas shows.
The walk will be hosted by presenting radio sponsors iHeart Radio’s Marco and Joanna from the Sunny 106.5 Morning Radio Show. The hosts will introduce top Strip entertainers, including Fuerza Bruta, cast members from WOW World of Wonder, Legends in Concert, Piff the Magic Dragon, Naked Magicians, Human Nature, Lady Luck vocal group, Chippendales, Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko Drummers and singing performance by Katch Gray.
“Las Vegas community members donate their time, money and talents every year showing tremendous support to AFAN and our mission,” said AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo. “HIV/AIDS is everyone’s public health issue and does not discriminate by gender or race. It is through this sense of community that we can come together to truly make a difference.”
People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas. Registration is free and attendees are encouraged to form a team and fundraise to receive incentives. For additional information and to register, visit afanlv.org.