Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow hosted its 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fund-raising spectacular at Paris Théâtre inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday. Before the show, guests were greeted at the theater entrance with fancy feather boas to celebrate the show’s silver anniversary.
This year’s “Ribbon of Life” drew a record-setting crowd with 1,158 people in attendance including Siegfried Fischbacher from Siegfried & Roy. Hosted by 8 News Now anchor Chris Saldaña and Edie the Entertainer, each number left the audience curious for more. Hit acts included “Big Spender” by Fantasy, “The Color Purple” by The Lion King, Tarzan’s “Everything I Am” by Peepshow headliner and co-star of E!’s “Holly’s World” Josh Strickland, “Footloose” by Human Nature and Clint Holmes’ rendition of “West Side Story,” which earned a standing ovation from the crowd.
Following the spectacular, show attendees enjoyed an after-party at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens and celebrated with a silent auction, music, cocktails and a cake designed by Freed’s Bakery of Las Vegas. The benefit raised more than $151,000, surpassing the previous year’s goal by $20,000. Money raised during the event directly supports Golden Rainbow’s mission to provide housing and financial assistance to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
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