jessica drake & TEAM WICKED Raise Thousands for AIDS Walk LA Fundraising Goal

Consisting of Adult Performers, Industry Workers, & Fans, TEAM WICKED Walked 10K in Support of LA County AIDS Organizations!

 
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 15, 2014) – TEAM WICKED, led by Wicked Pictures performer and director jessica drake, raised thousands of dollars for the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, surpassing its original goal. Accumulating $14,585 in total donations for the October 12 event, Team Wicked ranks as the 15th highest fundraiser in 2014. This year’s 10 kilometer walk marks the fifth consecutive year drake has reprised her role as a “Star Walker” and the third year she’s organized TEAM WICKED on behalf of Wicked Pictures; TEAM WICKED has raised over $53,000 during those three years.

 

“I love supporting AIDS Walk LA and APLA,” said jessica drake. “Over the years as a participant, I’ve seen them make amazing progress helping those with HIV and taking part in research to prevent the spread of the disease as well. After doing the walk alone the first two years, I realized just how much we could accomplish by bringing TEAM WICKED together, and as always, I am SO proud of the team and SO grateful to Steve and Wicked Pictures for the support. I’m also thankful to everyone who donated their time and/or money. Thank you.”

 

Composed of drake, Wicked Pictures contract performer Asa Akira, and Wicked Pictures director Brad Armstrong, TEAM WICKED also included adult industry notables Allie Haze, Kylie Ireland, Victoria Rae Black, Anikka Albrite, Mick Blue, David Lord, Jack Napier, and Steviee Hughes.

 

“This was my third Aids Walk and this year we landed in the Top 15,” said Brad Armstrong. “That’s pretty impressive considering we’re going up against huge corporations like Toyota and Paramount Pictures. I also think it’s a great way for people in the adult business to show commitment to social issues, and I applaud Aids Walk LA for being open-minded enough to let us participate where other charities have shunned us.”

 

Steve Orenstein, founder of Wicked Pictures, also praised the team for its fundraising efforts, and thanked jessica drake for using her celebrity platform to impact the lives of others.

 

“I’m really proud of TEAM WICKED for coming together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by AIDS and HIV,” said Orenstein. “jessica uses her voice as a way to spread social consciousness, and the team exists thanks to her. I’m honored to have office staff – and amazing directors and actors, such as Brad and Asa – who continue to donate their time to the walk. The team succeeds because of everyone’s involvement.”

 

In addition to her charitable work, jessica drake is a highly sought after sexual wellness speaker and educator who lectures at universities and leads global seminars and workshops. 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 The Huffington Post.

 

AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn more than a half-million participants, who have collectively raised more than $72 million in its 27 years. The event, which has served as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States, is sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). It is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. APLA provides care and HIV prevention services throughout Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://apla.org and http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles.
 
About jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex:
Three-time AVN Best Actress winner and sexual wellness authority jessica drake brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today’s hottest adult stars in her “Guide to Wicked Sex” series. The stimulating sequences are sensual, provocative and enlivened by an informative optional audio commentary. In each volume of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” writer, producer, director, and host jessica drake addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, ranging from Fellatio and Anal to Basic Positions and Female Masturbation. jessica explores each one with the same distinct blend of knowledge, experience and good humor leading Dee Dennis, the founder of sexuality conference CatalystCon, to praise her as “an amazing sex educator and speaker, who represents a new direction and is breaking new ground” in the sexual self-help genre. The series’ volume on Fellatio earned AVN’s 2012 Best Educational Release award. For more information, visit www.GuideToWickedSex.com, www.Twitter.com/Guide2WickedSex, or http://facebook.com/GuideToWickedSex.
 
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/.

 

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jessica drake Leads TEAM WICKED in 29th Annual AIDS Walk LA

‘Guide to Wicked Sex’ Creator Heads October 13th Fundraising Walk to Raise Funds for LA County AIDS Organizations!

 

AUGUST 5, 2013 – WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Wicked Pictures performer and director jessica drake will lead TEAM WICKED in the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 13 in West Hollywood, California. This is the 4th year drake has participated as a “Star Walker” and 2nd year she has organized TEAM WICKED on behalf of Wicked Pictures for the fundraising event.

 

In its first year, TEAM WICKED raised over $18,000 for LA County AIDS organizations, qualifying it as a Gold Team in 2014. This year, the team hopes to raise over $20,000. To help jessica drake and TEAM WICKED meet their fundraising goal, visit the Team Wicked AIDS Walk LA page.

 

“Last year, Aids Walk LA was on my birthday – I wanted to do something really special, so I put TEAM WICKED together as a birthday present to myself,” drake said. “I was so impressed with how everyone came together to raise so much money to help such a great cause – one that is so close to our hearts – I decided to make it an annual event. It’s important we all pitch in to help with the global issue of HIV/AIDS, and I’m proud of our team for taking the time to join together in the fundraising efforts. I think we’re really going to outdo ourselves this year, and I’m really grateful to everyone for their support!”

 

Currently, TEAM WICKED includes 14 walkers, including adult performers Kaylani Lei, Dana DeArmond, Kylie Ireland, Steven St. Croix, and Brandy Aniston, as well as industry staff, family, and friends.

 

Some of TEAM WICKED’s members are offering donation incentives for fans and industry colleagues who participate in helping drake’s team raise funds; various donation levels will net a variety of different giveaways. In addition, higher-level donors of $500 or more will have the opportunity to participate in AIDS Walk LA as a member of TEAM WICKED.

 

AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn more than a half-million participants, who have collectively raised more than $72 million in its 27 years. The event, which has served as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States, is sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). It is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. APLA provides care and HIV prevention services throughout Los Angeles. APLA extends to all areas in Los Angeles and has 9 food pantries, 2 dental clinics, and mobile dental van and much more.  Also, prevention education programs are an important part of communities they serve.  They also provide bilingual direct care to those in need.  For more information, visit http://apla.org.

 

To help advance her sex education mission, drake writes, produces, and directs the video series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” which has received positive reviews from adult industry authorities including XBIZ, AVN and Fleshbot.com. drake also teaches seminars and workshops around the world and lectures at universities.

 

AIDS Walk LA will take place Sunday, October 13 in West Hollywood, California. For more information, visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles.

‘Guide to Wicked Sex’ Creator jessica drake Leads Team in AIDS Walk LA

October 14 Fundraising Walk Helps Combat HIV & AIDS
 

OCTOBER 10, 2012 — WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — Sexual wellness authority and adult entertainment superstar jessica drake will lead a team of walkers — including Wicked Pictures director Brad Armstrong and contract stars Stormy Daniels, Kaylani Lei and Alektra Bluein the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles fundraising event on October 4 in West Hollywood, California. drake has organized the walkers under the name Team Wicked, honoring Wicked Pictures, where drake has been a contract star since 2003.

To help jessica drake and Team Wicked meet their fundraising goal, visit the team’s AIDS Walk LA page at http://awla2012.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1023142&lis=1&kntae1023142=62171F44A178465882A3E8C7B514BC04&supId=0&team=5132692. Team Wicked has already accumulated pledges totaling over $16,000, “but there’s always room for more,” drake said.

“This is an opportunity for us in the adult industry to show we’re a part of the larger sex-positive community,” drake said. “We’re all in this together, and when we fight against HIV and AIDS, we fight for positive, healthy sexuality for everybody. I’m proud to be a member of the team and participate in AIDS Walk LA.”

The team, which also includes performers Brandy Aniston, Kortney Kane, and Keni Styles along with Rick Bailey, Barry Martinez, Mark Nicholson and Patrick Spinella, will walk in No on Measure B T-shirts. Like much of the adult industry, drake opposes the draconian measure which mandates condoms and other barriers in on-camera sex scenes.

“I’ve been pro-condom for a long time, and Wicked Pictures has been all-condom for years,” drake said. “But that’s our choice. We don’t think condoms and barriers should be compelled by law.”

AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn more than a half-million participants, who have collectively raised more than $72 million, in its 27 years. The event, which has served as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States, is sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles. It is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.

drake is an advocate for safe sex practices and education. She spearheads Wicked Pictures’ involvement in Adult Production Health & Safety Services, a program designed by the Free Speech Coalition to provide producers and performers with a reliable protocol and database for STI testing.

jessica drake writes, produces, and directs the educational video series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” uniting a lifetime of study with a decade’s worth of experiential research. The series has received excellent reviews from adult industry authorities including XBIZ, AVN and Fleshbot.com. The production “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Fellatio” received the 2012 AVN award for Best Educational Release and “jessica drake’s Guide Wicked Sex: Anal’ received the 2012 XBIZ award for Specialty Release of the Year.

Continuing her commitment to sexuality education, drake writes a column for AdultDVDEmpire.com titled Ask jessica drake Anything,” where she answers questions on love, sex, and romance each month.

AIDS Walk LA will take place Sunday, October 14 in West Hollywood, California. For more information, visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles.

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/.

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