Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community
Circus-themed show raises money for direct client assistance
Golden Rainbow took guests “Under the Big Top” during its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22. The one-of-a-kind event helped raise awareness and funds for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada Community.
Returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity served as ringmasters of the circus-inspired production. The two announced the extravaganza’s eclectic lineup that featured mesmerizing acrobatics, goofy clown antics, powerful vocals, remarkable dance numbers, eye-popping illusions and more. Notable performers included Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.
In addition to the fundraising spectacular, Golden Rainbow hosted a silent auction with exclusive prizes including tickets to some of Las Vegas’ top shows, dinner at thecity’s best restaurants and trips to premier destinations. Bidders were entertained by jugglers, clowns and acrobats as they browsed the items in the lobby of the theater.
All proceeds from “Ribbon of Life” benefit the nonprofit’s efforts in providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community. As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, Golden Rainbow provided its clients with 15,720 nights of shelter; money for medications, transportation and food; among other everyday necessities.
Supporters can learn more about Golden Rainbow’s mission, donate to the cause and order DVDs from this year’s “Ribbon of Life” at www.goldenrainbow.org.
Photo credit: © Tom Donoghue
About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.