jessica drake and Team Wicked Raise Over $12K for AIDS Walk LA 2020
The Team Placed Among the Top Ten Fundraisers
Alongside Disney®, Starbucks®, and More, Exceeding Their Goal by 22%
LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2020) - Team Wicked, led by Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake, raised over $12,000 for AIDS Walk LA 2020. The annual event, which was held online due to the pandemic, made the fundraiser accessible to everyone around the world. Team Wicked, which included adult superstars Tasha Reign and Asa Akira, made the top ten for fundraising among companies such as Disney and Starbucks. Team Wicked exceeded its goal by 22%, marking another successful year in raising awareness and funds for the important cause.
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“I’m so proud of Team Wicked and grateful to everyone who participated this year,” said jessica drake. “The pandemic has put so much into perspective. Charity and outreach are vital, and to see people come together to raise awareness about AIDS and HIV within our community means the world to me. AIDS Walk is something I look forward to every year and I am touched by both the participation and the fundraising results. Thank you to Ken and everyone at AIDS Walk and APLA for giving our team so much encouragement and support. Seeing the team on the ABC7 special was so exciting, and definitely motivated us. I am also grateful as always to everyone at Wicked for their support.”
This year, Team Wicked put its efforts behind the Support Walk, which raises awareness and funds for critical programs benefiting older adults living with HIV, including nutritious meals, counseling, and housing. It also provides resources and funding for AIDS Walk LA’s transgender support programs and women’s wellness programs which helps the community, regardless of HIV status.
jessica drake and Team Wicked have made AIDS Walk LA an annual tradition, raising over $140K for AIDS and HIV research, treatment, and prevention. Participating in this event and shining a spotlight on this cause which has affected the world is the mission of Team Wicked.
To learn more about AIDS Walk LA, visit AIDSWalk.org.
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles:
The world's first AIDS Walk was developed by Craig R. Miller in 1984, during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Seeing the need for immediate action in response to this public-health emergency, Miller sought to fill the void left by the government's negligible response to the crisis. Drawing on his experience as a political and community organizer, Miller's approach combined grassroots activism with fundraising and other campaign strategies to raise both awareness and urgently needed funds for the fight against AIDS. Miller brought his idea to the fledgling AIDS service organization, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), who hired the young activist to produce this new event. Miller and APLA expected to draw a crowd of 1,000 supporters and raise $100,000 for this very first AIDS Walk. On July 28, 1985 in Los Angeles, 4,500 courageous and visionary people assembled at Paramount Studios and raised an astonishing $673,000. Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn over a half-million participants who have collectively raised more than $72 million for APLA. The event serves as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States. For more information, visit https://aidswalkla.org/.
About jessica drake:
An exclusive Wicked Pictures performer, writer, and director, as well as a global humanitarian and emerging sexual wellness authority, jessica drake’s brilliant career is illuminated by her prodigious talent and adult industry clout. A recipient of three coveted AVN Best Actress awards and AVN’s Mainstream Star of the Year honor, jessica has solidified her status as one of the industry’s most illustrious stars. However, it is her time invested in healing, working alongside, and educating the public of which she is most proud. In her self-directed, written, and produced “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” series of instructional videos, jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today's top adult stars. Each edition addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, which is presented in the spirit of inclusion and explored with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor. The series has earned recognition from AVN, XBIZ, and The Feminist Porn Awards, and is available on DVD, VOD, and multiple streaming platforms.
A charismatic public speaker, the same demand for her modern sex education DVDs also takes jessica around the world - presenting seminars and workshops at expos, retail outlets, and colleges like USC, UCLA, and Chapman University – where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication. jessica also continues to be a paramount voice for sex workers across the world - she’s spoken at the Let Us Survive March, a rally for sex worker rights, and is a continuing sponsor of one of the first summits for sex workers, CatalystCon.
Dubbed “The Porn Entrepreneur Next Door” by Forbes, jessica drake is an advocate for sex education, advocacy, and inclusion. “My passion comes from personal experience, from the idea we are all connected.”
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