Additional Iconic Las Vegas Landmarks Join AFAN to Commemorate World AIDS Day Dec. 1


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.

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Las Vegas Playwright Edward D Padilla’s “Fallen Guardian Angels” Production Benefits Golden Rainbow In Honor Of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1-3




Admission is complimentary, donations are encouraged


In honor of World AIDS Day, “Fallen Guardian Angels,” by Las Vegas playwright Edward D Padilla, will be performed as a benefit for Golden Rainbow beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3 at the West Charleston Library (6301 W. Charleston).

“Fallen Guardian Angels” was voted as “The Official Script of World AIDS Day” by the W.H.O. in Amsterdam in summer 2011. The production is currently being considered for inclusion in the “International AIDS Archives” as a dramatic historical emotional document and is nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. More than 2,000 theater companies, schools and organizations around the world plan on presenting renditions of “Fallen Guardian Angels” for World AIDS Day, Thursday, Dec. 1, and the 30th anniversary of the first recorded case of AIDS.

Firmly rooted in 1985, the play takes patrons back through the emotional roller coaster of misinformation, judgments and unwarranted fear of the time. “Fallen Guardian Angels” has dramatic, tear-filled moments as well as humorous breaks. It is a non-linear rhythmic piece with shades of “For Colored Girls…,” “Spoon River Anthology” and “A Chorus Line.”

Padilla will be in attendance at the event, selling and signing copies of the script with all proceeds going to Golden Rainbow. Doors open at 7:05 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is complimentary, but donations are encouraged. For more information, please visit

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. 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 or call 702.384.2899.