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NEVADA: Las Vegas AIDS Walk Sets Records for Attendance, Money Raised




 

Las Vegas Sun (04.17.13)

On April 14, the Las Vegas 23rd Annual Aids Walk exceeded past attendance records and fundraising, with more than 12,000 supporters raising $471,000 for the event, up from the 2012 event where approximately 9,000 people participated and raised about $450,000. The organization, “Aid for AIDS of Nevada,” organized the AIDS Walk. Celebrities participating in the event were Chippendales stars Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, news personality Chris Saldana, entertainment personalities Penn and Teller, and television show contestants from “The Amazing Race.” Mayor Carolyn Goodman and U.S. Representative Dina Titus also attended. Officials noted that the funds raised will be used to educate and treat more than 4,000 HIV/AIDS-infected men, women, and children in Southern Nevada.



 


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