Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Las Vegas Lights Up Red for World AIDS Day

Las Vegas' famous neon lights turned red on World AIDS Day to show support in the fight against HIV/AIDS and honor those who have passed away. In a morning ceremony, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Executive Director Antioco Carrillo along with Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani helped turn the lights on the world-famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign red while red ribbons were passed to the crowd before a moment of silence.

Sisolak said, "It's great to see our community come together and show those living with HIV and AIDS that we stand with them and they are not alone."

Carrillo added, "This tells the entire community and the world that we are working together to create awareness and eradicate HIV and AIDS."

At 8 p.m., several casinos and landmarks on the Strip, downtown and across the city displayed red lights or a World AIDS Day image on their marquees, including the High Roller, Caesars Palace, Keep Memory Alive Event Center, Station Casinos, The Stratosphere, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, SLS Las Vegas, Las Vegas City Hall, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and the Miracle Mile Shops.

Below is an image by Antioco Carrillo of the High Roller glowing red in support.



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