Making Strides

Illusionists and AIDS awareness advocates Penn Jillette and Teller on June 29 threw a party for those who helped Aid for AIDS of Nevada during the 20th annual AIDS Walk. About 1,000 of the walk’s 8,500 participants signed up for the Penn & Teller Challenge, which raised $176,000 after the headliners’ matching donation. In all, the AIDS Walk on April 25 raised $500,000. Challenge-takers who raised $500 or more were invited to the special reception at the Rio. Teller shared a few magic tips with the group, and afterward everyone took in a special performance of Penn & Teller.