Radiant Health Centers Annual Gala Celebrates the Golden Era of Las Vegas
Radiant Health Centers has announced its annual fundraiser, Radiant Royale, will be held on January 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, California. The event, celebrating the golden age of Las Vegas (the 1950s and 1960s) is expected to sell out early.
Radiant Royale raises funds for Radiant Health Centers’ services for the LGBTQ+ community, and for the men, women and children living with HIV in Orange County, California. “Last year’s event was an incredible success,” said Larry Will, Radiant Health Centers gala committee chair. “We are really looking forward to having a fabulous time at this year’s event and at the same time raise funds for a great cause.”
Every week sees six new HIV infections in Orange County. While HIV has become manageable, more people than ever are living with HIV in Orange County. Poverty, stigma, cultural misunderstandings, and other health barriers have also led to increased health risks in Orange County’s vulnerable LGBTQ+ population. HIV is just one of those health inequities.
“We are working hard to put an end to the HIV epidemic in Orange County,” said Phil Yaeger, executive director and CEO, Radiant Health Centers. “Our goal is zero new transmissions and zero stigma.”
In 2018, Radiant Health Centers launched mental health and food pantry services to qualifying members of Orange County’s LGBTQ+ community, along with transportation services to and from PrEP appointments, as well as removing barriers to access for no-questions-asked PEP prescriptions.
To purchase tickets and view corporate sponsorship levels and underwriting opportunities, visit www.radianthealthcenters.org/gala.
—Reporting by Hank Trout
Hank Trout, Editor at Large, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a thirty-eight-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his fiancé Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.