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AFAN's AIDS Walk to take place April 23

AFAN's AIDS Walk to take place April 23
Posted at 3:47 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 18:47:04-04

Aid for AIDS of Nevada's 27th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas will take place on April 23 at Town Square.

As AFAN's largest fundraiser, last year's walk saw more than 5,000 walkers and raised $350,000 to support essential services for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Penn & Teller will serve as grand marshals for the 16th 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 with AFAN swag and other prizes, including tickets to various Las Vegas shows.

Marco and Johiah from the Sunny 106.5 Morning Radio Show will host the opening ceremony and introduce performances from Chippendales, RuPaul's Drag Race's Coco Montrese, Absinthe's Green Fairy Melody Sweets, nonprofit arts group Broadway in the Hood, the Las Vegas Pride Spinners, America's Got Talent's Tape Face and original musical "Clown Town" written by Michael Brennan. Several of Nevada's public officials will present a proclamation to AFAN for its unyielding commitment to making Nevada AIDS free.

In-between being captivated by Vegas talent, walkers can visit more than 25 different vendor booths including sustainable jewelry brand ALEX & ANI, Jamba Juice and Coffee Bean, or head to the carnival game area to enjoy with little walkers. After the walk, participants are invited to join AFAN for brunch at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar located at Town Square.

People of all ages are encouraged to register for the family and pet-friendly event. Registration does require a $10 donation or fundraising goal to participate in the walk, unless waived by the AFAN events team for special circumstances. For additional information and to register, visit afanlv.org.