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Thousands attend annual AIDS Walk at Town Square

Posted at 5:08 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 19:52:22-04

Thousands of people attended the 27th annual AIDS Walk on April 23 at Town Square.

Headliners Penn & Teller were the grand marshals for 16th consecutive year and leaders of the Penn & Teller Fundraising Challenge.

They were joined by Marco and Johiah from Sunny 106.5 Morning Show, Melody Sweets from the Strip show "Absinthe," the group Human Nature, The Chippendales, Tape Face from "America's Got Talent," members from the nonprofit arts group Broadway in the Hood, members from the original musical "Clowntown," Coco Montrese from "RuPaul's Drag Race," Councilman Stavros Anthony, Congressman Ruben Kihuen, Congresswoman Catherine Cortez Masto and Assemblyman Nelson Araujo.

More than 5,000 people attended the walk, which raised more than $300,000.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2017 marks AFAN's 33rd 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.