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AIDS Walk Las Vegas Pictures are Available!
To access your pictures please go to these links:
1) Candid Photos: http://backprint.com/view_event.asp?PID=bp%18xEw&EVENTID=37142
2) Still Photos: http://www.backprint.com/view_event.asp?pid=bp%18xEw&eventid=36348
If you are a Team Captain or a Sponsor we will be sending out your
Team Photos to you free of charge in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for all of your support!
And a special thanks to Vegas Vision Studios for providing all the wonderful event photography!
AIDS Walk 2008 Results
Total Amount Raised: $520,000 (still receiving funds)
Total Number of Walkers: over 7,500
Total Number of Teams: over 235
Number of Sponsors: over 50 Sponsors
Top Fundraising Team: Penn & Teller Challenge
Team Raised: $55,394.54
Penn & Teller Match: $46,000.00
Total Raised: $101,394.57
Top Fundraising Individual: Judith Domingo-Vicerra
Total Raised: $15,545
Largest Team: Penn & Teller Challenge
Number of Walkers: 317
Youngest Fundraising Team: Mr. Keith Franks 3rd Grade Class
Most Creative Team: Team Winos
Top Fundraising Teams:
Penn & Teller Challenge $101,394.57
Team Dennis $26,050
M.A.C Cosmetics $20,882
AFAN Team $15,201
These results are as of 04.22.2008. Donations are still being received and we expect
the total for the event to continue to increase over the next couple of weeks. If you
have additional cash donations, please mail them to Aid For AIDS of Nevada at
701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170 Las Vegas, NV 89106.
Thank you for playing an integral part in the success of the 18th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.
Founded in 1984, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. Nearly two thousand men, women and children infected with HIV are registered as clients with our agency. AFAN provides direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs, and community outreach. It is the mission of our client service programs to enhance the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals we serve, while promoting their dignity and improving the quality of their lives.
2008 AIDS WALK SPONSORS
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Thank you to all of our sponsors.
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Why We Still Walk
AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2008 is April 20th. This year will be the 18th Annual AIDS Walk. Eighteen years of recognizing a disease that has grown to be a worldwide pandemic. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.
And we still walk. Contracting HIV at one time was considered a death sentence. But through research, new treatments are developed that not only save thousands of lives, but ensure their greatly improved quality. With nutritional supplementation, lifestyle changes, consistent monitoring and proper healthcare, HIV/AIDS is now considered a ?chronic disease? which represents incredible strides in disease management. Unfortunately, the infection rate is still rising. Each day, someone becomes infected every 15 seconds. In the next 10 years, 45 million adults and children will die of AIDS. In the next 20, 75 million will die. In Clark County, an estimated 8000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported. We walk because our job is far from over. Until humanity recognizes worldwide that we have to educate both children and adults about high risk behavior, how to protect ourselves, and how to take personal responsibility for our well being, we must continue to raise awareness.
Yes, we still walk. We do so because our lives and the lives of people we love have been forever touched by HIV/AIDS. We still walk because HIV/AIDS is non-discriminatory. It is blind to age, race, religion, gender, heritage, level of intelligence, financial status, or your living condition. It is an equal opportunity infection that knows no boundaries.
We must walk to protect our youth, the world?s most precious commodity. At least half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among people under 25, according to the CDC. And the majority of those infections are transmitted through sexual behavior. Education and outreach are imperative to effect a dramatic reduction in this statistic. Every effort has to be made to safeguard our children and young adults through commitment, determination, and compassion. We walk in defense of cherished generations.
We proudly walk because it?s our opportunity to stand up and be counted. Humanity is threatened by the HIV pandemic. All of us, at some point in time, will likely have our lives forever changed by this disease. Las Vegas and Southern Nevada is at greater risk of the spread of HIV simply based upon the tremendous growth in population. As the numbers of new residents rises, so does the per capita rate of HIV infection potential. Nevada has more HIV/AIDS cases per capita than any other western state, including California.
We walk with dignity in memory of those whom we have lost over the years, those remarkable individuals who have forever impacted our lives, minds, and hearts.
Yes, we walk with purpose, determination and compassion. We walk in a show of solidarity, and of support for our families, friends, colleagues and individuals we have never met, who need our understanding and kindness, as much as our vital services. Through the financial support of the AIDS Walk, we are able to provide life enhancing and health supportive programs for our community.
We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective; our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.
HARRY REIDDEMOCRATIC LEADERUNITED STATES SENATENEVADA
Aid for AIDS of Nevada701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Dear Fellow Nevadans:
You have been invited to join Aid for AIDS Nevada (AFAN) for a day of fun, food, entertainment and a little exercise on Sunday, April 20th, for the 18th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas. While I am proud to congratulate AFAN on the Walks 18th anniversary, I can't help but think about the 501,669 Americans that have died of AIDS, as well as the 6,446 locals that are living with HIV/AIDS right now. It's heartbreaking to me that we still don't have a cure for this devastating disease. Yes, new drugs are being developed, but they don't work for everyone. We need to find a cure.
Please bring your family and friends and join AFAN to walk for those 70 million men, women and children who may die of AIDS in the next 20 years; to walk in support of the fight against AIDS. But most of all, to WALK FOR A CURE!
Harry ReidUnited States Senator
"We are all Tied Together...Even Penn & Teller!"
You have been invited to join Aid for AIDS Nevada (AFAN) for a day of fun, food, entertainment and a little exercise on Sunday, April 20th, for the 18th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas. While I am proud to congratulate AFAN on the Walk?s 18th anniversary, I can?t help but think about the 501,669 Americans that have died of AIDS, as well as the 6,446 locals that are living with HIV/AIDS right now. It?s heartbreaking to me that we still don?t have a cure for this devastating disease. Yes, new drugs are being developed, but they don?t work for everyone. We need to find a cure.