Aid for AIDS of Nevada Partners with The Laurel Foundation to Provide a Week of Recreation and Activities for 17 Childre

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What: Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is sending 17 children on the nonprofit’s annual Camp Courage trip for a week of nonstop recreational activities at The Laurel Foundation’s program in Angelus Oaks, Calif. The children’s daily lives are all affected by HIV/AIDS in some way, shape or form, and Camp Laurel provides Camp Courage participants a week-long, cost-free outlet for them to forget about their troubles and embrace the joys of life.

When: Sunday, July 1
            6 a.m.
            Buses depart  promptly at this time
                               
Where: AFAN Offices
              1120 Almond Tree Lane
               Las Vegas, NV 89104
                               
Who: 17 children affected by HIV/AIDS
          Camp Courage Counselors
          Earl Shelton, AFAN director of development

Media: Media are invited and encouraged to attend the 2012 Camp Courage send-off.  To respect the privacy of the children, photo opportunities will be restricted to counselors, AFAN representatives and the buses departing. Interview opportunities will be available with AFAN representatives starting at 5 a.m.  Interested media please contact Carolyn Linck at clinck@kirvindoak.com or 702.737.3100.

Details: Camp Courage is designed to help children overcome the isolation and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS by providing a therapeutic wilderness experience that fosters self-confidence, social interaction and support for children from the ages of 6- to 17-years-old.

About The Laurel Foundation
The Laurel Foundation’s mission is to empower children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS.  The Laurel Foundation believes that every child has the right to experience the wonder of childhood, and through their programs strives to contribute to the development of each child’s self-esteem, self-awareness and self-fulfillment. Camp Laurel is accredited by the American Camp Association.  For more information, please visit www.Laurel-Foundation.org

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit www.afanlv.org.

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CONTACT:
Kirvin Doak Communications
Matt Guidish / Carolyn Linck
mguidish@kirvindoak.com / clinck@kirvindoak.com
702.737.3100