Wicked Pictures announces Wicked Girl Samantha Saint, AVN Female Performer of the Year Asa Akira, and multi-award winning Wicked Pictures director Brad Armstrong will join Jessica Drake and Team Wicked in the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The walk will take place Oct. 13 in West Hollywood,California.
Team Wicked was formed last year by Wicked Pictures performer and director Jessica Drake, who has walked the past four years. The group raised more than $18,000 for LA County AIDS organizations in 2013, qualifying it as a Gold Team in 2014. This year, Team Wicked hopes to raise more than $20,000 and is offering a variety of giveaways as incentive for fans and industry peers to donate, including an opportunity for those contributing $500 or more to participate in AIDS Walk Los Angeles as a member of Team Wicked.
“I am very excited to be participating with Team Wicked at this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles,” said Saint. “I’m happy to be supporting such a worthy cause.”
To help Team Wicked meet their fundraising goal, visit the Team Wicked AIDS Walk LA page. “I’m really proud to be a part of Team Wicked at AIDS Walk LA this year. In light of everything that’s been going these past weeks,it was an easy decision to make,” states Asa Akira. “When Jessica Drake approached me to join, I had little knowledge on the organization itself. After doing some research, I quickly realized this was something I wanted to do. I look forward to being a part of something bigger than myself, and hopefully making a change.”
Saint, Akira, and Armstrong will join Team Wicked walkers Kaylani Lei, Dana DeArmond, Kyle Ireland, Steven St. Croix and Brandy Aniston. The group also includes industry staff, family, and friends.
“We’re bringing out the big guns this week with the addition of Brad, Samantha, and Asa to #TEAMWICKED,” said Drake. “Every time our team grows, we’re one step closer to breaking last year’s record. I’m so grateful everyone is pitching in to support such an important cause.”
In addition to her charitable work, drake is a highly sought after sexual wellness speaker and educator who lectures at universities and teaches seminars and workshops globally. 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.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn more than a half-million participants, who have collectively raised more than $72 million in its 27years. 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.
AIDS Walk takes place Sunday, Oct. 13 in West Hollywood,Calif. For more information, visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles