Friday, July 3, 2015

Coming Back The Black & White AFAN's "Fashion Icon" Awards

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is partnering with Macy's to bring back the popular "Fashion Icon" award in celebration of the 29th Annual Black & White Party.

Now through July 12, the public can nominate fashionable friends, family and co-workers (or themselves) by emailing a photo and 200-word essay to The top five finalists will be announced on July 15 and featured in a Vegas Seven fashion spread with clothing from Macy's, along with a personal stylist and makeup artist during the shoot. The public will then vote from Aug. 1-29 for their best-dressed choice at Gay.Vegas and the finalist with the most votes will win a $500 Macy's gift card. Each of the four runner ups will receive a $100 Macy's gift card.

The Black & White Party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and boasts a unique experience of festivities, celebrations and revelry complete with gourmet food, beverage samplings, eye-catching atmospheric entertainment and live stage performances. As the largest non-profit supporting the HIV/AIDS community in Nevada, 100 percent of proceeds from the evening go to support AFAN's client services. Tickets are on sale now at

Over the last 32 years, the Macy's Passport Fund has granted more than $32 million to HIV/AIDS organizations thanks to the Macy's Foundation and its generous associates and customers. 

 About AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2014 marked AFAN's 30th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN's mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.  

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