Additional Iconic Las Vegas Landmarks Join AFAN to Commemorate World AIDS Day Dec. 1
Additional Las Vegas landmarks have joined with Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) to show their support in the fight against HIV and AIDS in remembering those who have died and honoring the ones living with HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day on Sunday, Dec. 1. Caesars Palace, Bally’s, Paris, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Miracle Mile Shops will all show a special message of support on their LED marquee screens throughout the day, joining City Hall, Keep Memory Alive Event Center, The Venetian and The Palazzo and MEET Las Vegas, all lighting up red.
The day’s events kick off with “Every Piggy Counts Piggy Herding” from 3-6 p.m. at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) located on 401 S. Maryland Pkwy, followed by a special 20th anniversary screening of the Academy Award-winning movie “Philadelphia” starring Tom Hanks, as part of LGBTQ+, the collaborative effort by AFAN and The Center. Popcorn will be provided and viewers are encouraged to come early to reserve their spot and BYOB – “bring your own blanket.” Following the movie at 6:30 p.m., AFAN will start their annual candlelight memorial walk from the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV to the AIDS Memorial Garden located by the Rod Lee Bigelow Health Sciences building. Candles and all necessary items will be provided. There is no cost to attend either event.
The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and was the first-ever health awareness day to be recognized globally. Today, an estimated 34 million people live with HIV worldwide and AFAN helps approximately 3,500 adults and children in Southern Nevada through direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.
For more information, please visit afanlv.org.