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Free Show Tickets for People Who Get Tested for HIV/AIDS

Free Show Tickets for People Who Get Tested for HIV/AIDS

A southern Nevada nonprofit, a new production on the Las Vegas Strip and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center is encouraging everyone to know their HIV status by offering free tickets for those who get tested.

Golden Rainbow has partnered with "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical" and the Gay and Lesbian Center to promote National HIV Testing Awareness Day Thursday.

People who participate in the center's free HIV testing will get one complimentary ticket to Golden Rainbow's "Ribbon of Life" spectacular at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, or a complimentary ticket to "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical" at the Venetian Las Vegas.

Testing at the center located at 401 South Maryland Parkway will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The Southern Nevada Health District is also offering free rapid HIV testing at its Sexual Health Clinic, 400 Shadow Lane, Suite 106.    

Kissing Booth to Raise Money for Heart Health

Kissing Booth to Raise Money for Heart Health

 

Stars from two Las Vegas shows will be hosting a kissing booth of sorts in an effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.

From 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, anyone who buys a ticket to Bodies...The Exhibition at the Luxor will get a dark chocolate Hershey Kiss from one of the stars of Fantasy or Thunder from Down Under.

People who get the kiss will have a chance to win free tickets to either Fantasy or Thunder from Down Under, if their kiss is specially marked.

Bodies...The Exhibition will make a donation to the American Heart Association based on the Thursday's ticket sales.

During February, the exhibition features a 600-pound sculpture of a heart as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.

Las Vegas Strip Gets Big Heart

Las Vegas Strip Gets Big Heart

A huge heart rolled down the Las Vegas Strip Friday morning.

The heart will not only be part of Bodies...The Exhibition at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. It will also be used to teach people about heart disease, during American Heart Month.

Four MedicWest ambulances escorted the 600-pound sculpture of the heart down the Strip. It was welcomed at the hotel by American Heart Association spokesperson Amanda Daniels and 100 Cheyenne High School students. Daniels was diagnosed with heart disease when she was 18 years old. She now works to make sure kids think about their own heart health.

Daniels also surprised a Legacy High School class announcing that one of its students won a heart healthy poster contest held by the Clark County School District. Because of the win, the student's entire 10th grade class will get a field trip to Bodies...The Exhibition.

MedicWest provided blood pressure and blood glucose screenings to guests at the exhibit Friday. 

Berry-Licious Pancake to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Cure

Berry-Licious Pancake to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Cure

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a popular eatery has created a special pancake to help raise money for a cure.

Hash House a Go Go created a 'cake for a cure made with berries that some studies have suggested have cancer-fighting phytochemicals, including raspberries, cranberries and strawberries. The pancakes also have cherries and pomegranates which are high in antioxidants.

The restaurant will donate $1 from the sale of every 'cake for the cure through the entire month of October to a group of Las Vegans who will be walking in a breast cancer fundraising walk.

"It's great to be able to assist Las Vegans participating in Susan G. Komen's 3-Day walk with our very berry-licious 'Cake for the Cure pancake," said Jim Rees, owner of Hash House A Go Go. "Our Chef created a delicious and health-conscious pancake for everyone to enjoy."  

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

 

Health and fitness are on the agenda for a Saturday fair at Stupak Community Center.

The center’s Youth Council invites people to a Fun & Fitness Fair at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can enjoy games, healthy snacks, health screenings (blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure,) information and activities, as well as register for the center’s workshops, activities and classes. Admission and all activities are free.

The Stupak Community Center is located at 251 W. Boston Ave. For more information, call 229-2488.