AFAN Hosts 21st Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas April 17

21st Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN).  The event will be held on April 17.  Many local celebrities will be participating.  Here’s the schedule:

Sunday, April 17, 2010

  • 8 a.m. – sign-in for teams and individuals
  • 9 a.m. – opening ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. – AIDS Walk

People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 21st Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas. Registration is free but a 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. Participants’ fundraising efforts will make them eligible for dynamic incentives and prizes. In addition, the Penn & Teller Challenge promises to match all monetary funds raised by pledges that have joined their team. For additional information or to register for a team, visit www.afanlv.org.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada has led the AIDS Walk for over twenty years. Individual walkers and team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase and public awareness rises with every year. In April 2010, more than 8,500 people walked, raising over $500,000. Teams represent some of the leading corporations and organizations in southern Nevada, and this year’s supporters and sponsors include QVegas, The Apothecary Shop, CDI Studios, Barefoot Wine, Rubio’s, Wells Fargo, Intuit, Vegas Seven, CBS Radio, Caesars Entertainment and much more.

Celebrities and VIPs expected to attend

  • Penn & Teller, Grand Marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk team
  • Jabbawockeez, Vegas’ one-of-a-kind dance group performing an exclusive routine
  • Jersey Boys, performing a unique presentation of live music and drama from their famous Vegas production
  • On with the Show, Las Vegas’ one and only glee club to sing Bon Jovi’s Livin on a Prayer, Bonnie Tyler’s Holdin Out for A Hero & Katy Perry’s Firework.
  • Eric Jordan Young, Star of VEGAS! The Show to sing the National Anthem
  • Tap Dancing Twins, resident performers at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood
  • DJ Axis to entertain with beats on the turntables
  • Hal Sparks, comedian and star on Queer as Folk
  • Chris Saldana, KLAS Ch. 8 anchor/reporter and host of this year’s AIDS Walk
  • Dustin Carlson, X 107.5 host and host of this year’s AIDS Walk
  • Josh Strickland, singing sensation of Las Vegas’ PEEPSHOW
  • Assemblyman David R. Parks
  • Senator Ruben Kihuen
  • Representative Shelley Berkley
  • AFAN Board of Directors and Staff Members

WHERE:
World Market Center
495 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Downtown Las Vegas (Bonneville & Grand Central Pkwy).