TEAM WICKED Raised Over $15,000 at 31ST Annual Event Benefiting AIDS Organizations!
LOS ANGELES (October 14, 2015) – Wicked Pictures contract performer and adult superstar jessica drake led TEAM WICKED for the fifth time at the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles this past Sunday. TEAM WICKED raised $15,463 for AIDS charities, which ranked them among the top fundraisers participating in the event – the #15 team overall.
“I’m very proud of everyone who came out in support of TEAM WICKED and AIDS Walk Los Angeles,” drake said. “Our team members were amazing even with the temperatures almost hitting 100 degrees. They helped TEAM WICKED become one of the top fund-raising teams once again!”
TEAM WICKED was designated a Gold Team after finishing among the top 20 fund-raising teams at the 31ST annual event, which raised more than $2 million for AIDS organizations in Los Angeles.
jessica drake, who was among the top individual fund-raisers, was designated a Star Walker for raising $5,221. Team member and adult star Katrina Jade raised $2,050, while team member Jessica Johnson, an artist and fan of Wicked Pictures, raised $1,510. Both ladies were also named Star Walkers.
Potential supporters may still donate by visiting TEAM WICKED’s official AIDS Walk L.A. page at https://la.aidswalk.net/wicked.
“We’re very thankful and appreciative of those who have supported TEAM WICKED in this great cause,” said Wicked owner Steve Orenstein. “Each year we receive a tremendous response and support from members of the adult community, and this year was another successful year for TEAM WICKED thanks to this growing support.”
Wicked Pictures was a corporate sponsor of AIDS Walk LA 2015 – officially listed as an Event Sponsor. Additional Event Sponsors included Starbucks, Fox Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres, and UCLA Health.
TEAM WICKED included many members of the adult entertainment industry, including Brad Armstrong, Kylie Ireland, Tyler Knight, Aleksa Nicole, Jeanie Marie, Wicked Sensual Care Marketing Director Cassie Pendleton, Andy Appleton, David Lord, Gigi Allens, Jaclyn Taylor, and Jessy Jones, as well as sex educators Ashley Manta and Dr. Hernando Chaves.
At the conclusion of the 10-kilometer walk through West Hollywood, team members went to famed restaurant and bar The Abbey to celebrate Jessica drake’s birthday. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than with good friends, a great cause, and an awesome party afterwards. I’m so grateful to everyone who came out, Wicked Pictures for the support, and The Abbey for taking great care of TEAM WICKED!” exclaimed jessica drake.
Besides her ongoing charitable work, drake is a highly sought after sexual wellness speaker and educator who lectures at universities and leads seminars and workshops around the world. She is the writer, producer, and director of the video series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” which has received critical acclaim from adult industry authorities including AVN, XBIZ, and Fleshbot.com, as well as news and lifestyle sites like The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Bustle, and more.
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 http://www.aidswalk.net/.