Radiant Health Centers is going all in with this year’s 35th annual Radiant Royal Gala. The non-profit fundraiser is celebrating the golden age of Las Vegas from the 1950s and 1960s, in what is bound to be a sold out event. This year’s gala will be hosted in the historic, and newly remodeled, Yost Theater, located at 307 N. Spurgeon St, in Santa Ana, on January 26, 2019, starting at 5pm.
The Radiant Royale gala raises funds for Radiant Health Centers’ services for the LGBTQ+ community, and for the men, women and children living with HIV in Orange County. All proceeds go directly to their clients.
“Last year’s event was an incredible success,” said Larry Will, Radiant Health Centers gala committee chair. “We are really looking forward to having a fabulous time at this year’s event and at the same time raise funds for a great cause.”
Every week almost six people are infected with HIV in Orange County. While HIV has become manageable, more people than ever are living with HIV in Orange County and must take costly medications every day for the rest of their lives while still facing great stigma.
“We are working hard to put an end to the HIV epidemic in Orange County,” said Phil Yaeger, executive director and CEO, Radiant Health Centers. “Our goal is zero new transmissions and zero stigma.”
Poverty, stigma, cultural misunderstandings and other health barriers have also led to heightened health risks in Orange County’s vulnerable LGBTQ+ population. HIV is just one of the most visible of those health inequities.
To improve health equity for the LGBTQ+ community, Radiant Health Centers is expanding its services to meet the unique needs and issues of the LGBTQ+ community and eradicate HIV/AIDS in Orange County.
In 2018, Radiant Health Centers launched mental health and food pantry services to qualifying members of Orange County’s LGBTQ+ community, along with transportation services to and from PrEP appointments, as well as removing barriers to access for no-questions-asked PEP prescriptions.
To purchase tickets for the Radiant Royal gala and view corporate sponsorship levels and underwriting opportunities, visit www.radianthealthcenters.org/gala.
Radiant Health Centers provides the LGBTQ+ community medical services that are compassionate and comprehensive while continuing to serve those living with and affected by HIV. Learn more at www.radianthealthcenters.org.