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AFAN announces 29th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas

Posted at 12:29 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 15:29:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tie up your laces and get ready to walk for a worthy cause.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 29th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas is set to take place on 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.

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, nutritional counseling, mental health therapy and more.

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.

"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.