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The Las Vegas strip turns red for World AIDS Day

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Nevada’s biggest landmarks honored those affected by HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day in a spectacular way yesterday.

Starting at 8 pm , casinos and landmarks showed their support by changing their marquees and logos red; the universal color of AIDS awareness and support. 

Those that participated in this city-wide show of unity included Caesars Palace, Harrah's Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Fremont Street Experience, Stratosphere Casino Hotel, Bally's Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and many more.

The world-famous “Welcome to Nevada” sign also turned red and Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick presented Aid for AIDS in Nevada (AFAN) Executive Director Antioco Carrillo with a proclamation recognizing the significance of the day and  the hardwork the organization does for the community.

Events are scheduled through the weekend and fundraisers for AFAN’s support services will continue through Saturday at the fifth annual #iPARTYinRED Zumbathon at the Gramercy.

All proceeds from that event will go to AFAN.