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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AFAN's 23rd Annual Black and White Party on Meefers.com


My latest article on Meefers.com is a review of the Annual Black and White Party, which was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino here in Las Vegas. The fundraiser, which is sponsored by Aid For AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), raises money to fund treatment and assistance for individuals suffering from HIV and AIDS in the Southern Nevada area.

An uncommon rainy day in the Vegas area created some early excitement for the organizers, who had to move the entire event from the traditional poolside setting to the Joint within the Hard Rock. In spite of that, it was a great show that might have actually benefited from the change in venue. There was lots of great food by top chefs, plenty of great entertainment, and over $100,000 was raised for an important cause. All that was included for the $35 admission, plus for a small additional donation attendees were given the opportunity to have their picture taken with either Penn and Teller (longtime supporters of AFAN) or Charo, who performed like she had just stepped out of a time machine from the 70's. You should definitely mark this on your calendar for next year.

The article can be viewed here:
"In Spite of Rainy Day, AFAN's 23rd Annual Black and White Party Raises $100,000"

**Update**
The Public Relations rep for AFAN has informed me that they actually raised $120,000 once the final tally was counted, which was a record for the amount raised by the Black and White Party.
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