I love a good party, especially a costume party and especially one for a good cause! And for this party you get it all! (And yes, everyone has to wear a red dress – even dudes. They’ll stop you at the door and make you buy a dress for $20 if you don’t have one!)
Here’s the scoop on the cause from Christina of the Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (the group hosting the party):
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were born in San Francisco in the earliest years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Their mission was clear; comfort and assist individuals in their community who were sick and dying, and to boldly go where no nun had gone before to bring awareness of this horrific and ravaging disease to the common man.
Thirty years later, this disease is still disabling and killing on a global scale.
Thirty years later, your Sin Sity Sisters are here to continue boldly seeking out new and distinctive ways of assisting those among us who are not so disabled that they want to give up all semblance of normalcy in their lives.
The following is an outline of the why and how the Sisters plan the next step forward for the Las Vegas HIV/AIDS community.
Eligibility for the Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is determined by very strict financial guidelines. Drug assistance services (co-pays and procurement) are available for individuals whose income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Any client whose monthly income is above the 200% level is denied assistance with their drug needs. These clients are the ones we must help.
SADAP will address the AIDS community of working poor that are just above the county standards. The grants will provide coordinated medical co-pays and drug assistance alternatives. SADAP will become a community Aids Service Organization resource that is not addressed at this time, and because of the drastic cost of living increases in the valley it is more imperative than ever to tackle this issue.