Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) and local Las Vegas Walgreens stores are partnering in 2012 to raise money for the nonprofit’s largest fundraising event of the year, the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas.
From now until Sunday, April 1, Walgreens shoppers can donate to the event by telling their Walgreens clerk they would like to contribute during check out.
“This is an ideal way to contribute to the fundraising effort for those who can’t make it to the AIDS Walk at UNLV but still want to participate,” explained AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo. “If people are busy or out of town the Sunday of the event,
they can still make a difference by donating just a few dollars at Walgreens.”
AFAN hopes this new partnership with Walgreens will help them surpass last year’s
AIDS Walk fundraising total of $461,000. All Valley Walgreens locations are participating in this effort.
Those interested in participating in the AIDS Walk can register online at www.afanlv.kintera.org/2012aw. Registration is free, but a minimum donation of $50 is encouraged and includes an official AIDS Walk T-shirt.
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.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion. The company operates 7,840 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy service includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
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