Join Walk'n'Roll in our mission fundraising for programing to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada, increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS, promote prevention through advocacy, fight stigma, and unite our many Las Vegas communities and HIV/AIDS providers.
Walk'n'Roll for HIV/AIDS Downtown Las Vegas is truly the first in its own right. Both a Walk and Bike fundraiser, as well as the first and only current fundraiser that benefits multiple HIV/AIDS organizations in Southern Nevada. Proceeds benefit Organizations located in Southern Nevada that provide a diverse mix of local programs that include, but not limited too; providing medical services, case management, Drug assistance program and preventing HIV infection with individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS as well as the general public.
Originally founded by ActionRED (Resource, Education, and Diversity) , The Center, Community Outreach Medical Center (COMC), The Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada (The Center), The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (The Sisters), Public Pedal Bicycle Collective (subsidiary Fremont Bike Clinic) who all joined together to start the first Walk'n'Roll in 2012, ignited by their passions to create awareness and provide education this event is the only HIV/AIDS fundraisor in Southern Nevada that educates you while your having fun, learning, walking the dog and most important raising money for those who need our help.
About the Agencies
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada(The Center)
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization that supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.
In April 2013, The Center moved into its new $4 million facility located in Downtown Las Vegas. In its new capacity, The Center has a blueprint four times the size of its old building and includes a host of free programs, services, events and resources for the community at large including the David Bohnett Cyber Center; a dedicated Health and Wellness Center offering free HIV and STD screenings as well as hepatitis A & B vaccinations; a spacious youth room with a pool table, two televisions, a computer lab, arts and crafts and more; a large event hall which can accommodate more than 600 people; the health and affordable Bronze Café; Nevada’s largest LGBTQ library; the state’s only gender-neutral restroom; social and support groups for people of all ages; and much more.
Community Outreach Medical Center (COMC)
COMC, a Medical Home, provides on-site family practice health care to all individuals that have no medical insurance or are underinsured. The organization’s goal is to eliminate barriers to care and provide excellent quality patient care. Our focus is on evidence based medicine, patient centered care, and helping our patients grow and develop within their family and community. Services include on site laboratory, blood draws, pharmacy and minor procedures. Our programs include Primary Medical Care, Pediatric Immunizations/Sports Physicals, Family Planning, Prenatal Care, STD Clinic, HIV/AIDS Primary Care, Ryan White Eligibility/Case Management.
The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence(The Sisters)
This 100% volunteer organization developed the Sisters AIDS Drugs Assistance Program (SADAP), which provides individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS their medications when they aren’t able to get assistance from other HIV/AIDS programs and/ or agencies. The Sisters also provide outreach programs in local bars and clubs in the Las Vegas area. They are no strangers to the Downtown area. They started their annual RED Dress Event at the DCR and have now moved it to the World Market Center (only because the event was so successful that they outgrew the venue). Their SADAP program is a major factor in helping individuals stay on their medications when otherwise be forced to stop, due to situations and gaps that plague our system.