WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Wicked Pictures performer and director Jessica Drake will lead “Team Wicked” at the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 13.
This is the fourth year Drake has participated as a “star walker” and the second year she has organized Team Wicked on behalf of Wicked Pictures fort he fundraising event.
Last year, Wicked raised over $18,000 for L.A. County AIDS organizations, qualifying it as a 2014 Gold Team. This year, the team says it hopes to raise more than $20,000.
"Last year, AIDS Walk L.A. 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.”
Team Wicked is comprised of 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 Wicked's team members are offering donation incentives for fans and industry colleagues who donate to the cause; various donation levels will net a variety of different giveaways. Those who donate $500 or more will have the opportunity to join AIDS Walk L.A. as a member of Team Wicked.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn more than 500,000 participants since the event's advent 27 years ago, who have collectively raised more than $72 million. The event, sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles, is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV, reducing the incidence of HIV infection and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.
Drake advances her mission of proliferating sex education through the video series “jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex,” which she writes, produces and directs.
For more information about AIDS Walk L.A., visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles.
To contribute to Team Wicked, click here.