MEDIA ALERT: Aid for AIDS of Nevada Hosts 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas on April 15

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What:  22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada(AFAN)

When: Sunday, April 15

8 a.m. – sign in for teams and individuals

9 a.m. – opening ceremony

10:30 a.m. – AIDS Walk commences

12 p.m. – closing ceremony following by food truck roundup and picnic

Where: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Campus

Student Union

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy

Las Vegas, NV 89154

Who: Penn & Teller, Grand Marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk Team                             
Chris Saldana,
Anchor of 8 News now and Master of Ceremonies of AIDS Walk     
Lauren Michaels,
KLUC 98.5 host on Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo

Dustin Carlson, X 107.5 Afternoon Show host

Mark & Mercedes, co-hosts of Mix 94.1’s Mark & Mercedes in the Morning

DJ Axis, entertaining walkers with beats on the turntables

Cast of Thunder from Down Under from Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Cast of Fantasy from Luxor Hotel & Casino

Sean & John Scott, tap dancers from VEGAS! The Show at Saxe Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Casino

Iouri & Nikolai, hand balancers from V The Ultimate Variety Show at The V Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Casino

On with the Show, Las Vegas’ one and only glee club

Desert Pines High School Marching Band

School of Rock, Las Vegas children’s performing group

HunnyPot, electro-pop duo

Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony

Congresswoman Dina Titus

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

AFAN Board of Directors and Staff Members

Media: Media are invited and encouraged to attend the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk
Las Vegas.  Photo opportunities will be available throughout the walk, and interview opportunities will be available with AFAN representatives. Interested media should contact Carolyn Linck at clinck@kirvindoak.com or 702.737.3100.

On April 15, media should park in the Maryland Parkway lot between Tropicana Avenue and Harmon Avenue.  Media check-in will be in the plaza on the north side of the UNLV student union building.

Details:               
Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas. On April 15, registration will be on the north side of the UNLV student union building. Public parking will be available throughout campus.

Registration leading up to the walk is free, but a minimum donation of $50 per person is encouraged and includes an official AIDS Walk T-shirt. Participants may register as individuals, join an existing team or start their own team and are eligible for prizes based on their fundraising efforts.  Walkers and teams may also join the Penn & Teller Challenge, where all funds raised by the team will be matched by AIDS
Walk Grand Marshals and Las Vegas Strip headliners, Penn & Teller.  For additional information and to register, please visit www.afanlv.org.                        
Over the past twenty years, AFAN’s AIDS Walk has become a signature community
event and the largest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit.  In 2011, more than 8,500 people walked, raising more than $461,000.  In 2012, AFAN hopes to break all attendance, fundraising and community involvement records.    

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