No ‘Shame’ in Playing Safe: Sunset Strip Scavenger Hunt Benefits AHF

West Hollywood bars hosting a Walk of Shame themed bar crawl to benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation – tongue-in-cheek effort in safer sex awareness, nonprofit fundraising to feature free HIV/STD testing, free condom distribution, and a social media scavenger hunt

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--()--AHF:

What:  

Walk of Shame Bar Crawl

 
When:

SUNDAY, April 6th 12 pm – 6 pm

 
Where: Participating bars in West Hollywood:

-- Rock and Reilly’s Irish Pub – 8911 Sunset Blvd (check-in point for start of bar crawl and location for free HIV/STD testing)

-- The Belmont – 747 N. La Cienega Blvd.

-- State Social House – 8782 Sunset Blvd.

-- Barney’s Beanery – 8447 Santa Monica Blvd.

-- Fatty’s Public House – 829 N. La Cienega Blvd. (last stop of the bar crawl)

 
B-Roll: Opportunities include:
-- Hundreds of people dressed in “Walk of Shame” theme outfits (smeared lipstick, missing socks, wrinkled shirts, messy hair) competing in a scavenger hunt as they move from bar to bar in West Hollywood
-- AHF’s mobile testing unit parked at the starting point (Rock and Reilly’s Irish Pub) offering free HIV/STD testing
-- Bowls of LOVE and ICON condoms in each participating bar
-- AHF advertising for free HIV/STD testing opportunities displayed on easels in each participating bar
 
CONTACTS:

Kyveli Diener, Communications Coordinator, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

+1.323.960.4846 or mobile 310.779.4796 kyveli.diener@aidshealth.org

Caitlin Rafferty, Fingerprint Communications

+1.310.276.7500 or mobile 949.633.5252 caitin@fingerprintcom.net

It’s time to give the proverbial “Walk of Shame” – that early morning stroll home in last night’s outfit after an evening of passionate partying – a better name. The West Hollywood Walk of Shame Bar Crawl on Sunday, April 6, a unique scavenger hunt and bar crawl hosted by collection of West Hollywood bars, offers a fun opportunity to raise safer sex awareness and support a local nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the five-bar daytime event will benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which will be offering free HIV/STD testing and free condoms onsite at the bar crawl.

“A ‘one-night stand’ doesn’t have to be shameful – any sexual experience can be fun and carefree when everyone involved shows love to themselves and others by responsibly knowing their HIV and STD status, speaking openly with their partners, and using condoms to prevent any accidental pregnancies or transmissions,” said AHF Associate Director of Public Health Alexander Goncalvez, who oversees the organization’s testing programs.

Teams of four or more people are encouraged for the bar crawl’s social media scavenger hunt, where participants will get points for missions including taking pictures with AHF advertising, presenting a hand stamp signifying that the participant took a free HIV/STD test, or making a human pyramid (with bonus points if the top person is taking a drink!). The winning team could win up to $500 in gift cards from the participating bars, which are all a stone’s throw from West Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Strip.

Learn more about the West Hollywood Walk of Shame and register your team at www.walkofshame.eventbrite.com.

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 300,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare

Contacts

AHF
Kyveli Diener
Tel: (323) 960-4846
Cell: (310) 779-4796

West Hollywood Walk of Shame bar crawl and scavenger hunt on Sunday, April 6 benefits AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Contacts

AHF
Kyveli Diener
Tel: (323) 960-4846
Cell: (310) 779-4796