Join Aunt Rita’s Foundation as they bring Vegas to Scottsdale for a fun evening of charity gambling, Vegas showgirls, and entertainment


Kit Kloeckl, Executive Director, Aunt Rita’s Foundation, (602) 882-8675 Ext. 101
CJ Minott, Director of Events, Aunt Rita’s Foundation (602)882-8675 Ext. 102

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 1, 2014):  Presented by AVELLA Specialty Pharmacy, Viva Aunt Rita’s – A Red Hot Casino night will raise money for central Arizona agencies providing HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs, and services for those living with HIV and AIDS.

In 2013, $180,000 from SAVORlife and AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run was distributed equally to the 18 agencies.

Viva Aunt Rita’s – A Red Hot Casino Night, our spring signature event, will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at The Venue in Scottsdale.  The Venue of Scottsdale is located at 7117 E. 3rd Avenue in Scottsdale.

This will be a fun evening of charity gambling and entertainment. The Hip Historian, Marshall Shore will be the Master of Ceremonies, Bad Cactus Brass Band will be the headliner, and Ken Owens, the comediam-hypnotist, direct from Las Vegas will be performing in the Comedy Club. In addition, the event will feature the Samba AZ Performers as “Vegas Showgirls”.

Avella Specialty Pharmacy is returning as the Royal Flush Sponsor.  Other sponsors include: Southwest Airlines, Bud Light, The Whoopie Baking Company, ECHO Magazine, and OpenSpark Technology Marketing.

Benefiting agencies are: The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Chicanos Por La Causa, Compassion in Action, Concilio Latino de Salud, Ebony House, Heal International, HIV/AIDS Law Project, HIV Care Directions, Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Inc., Maricopa Interfaith HIV/AIDS Alliance, McDowell Healthcare Center, Native Health, one n ten, The Phoenix Shanti Group, Project Hard Hat, Southwest Behavioral Health Services, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, and TERROS.

For more information about Aunt Rita’s Foundation, go to  For more information about Viva Aunt Rita’s  A Red Hot Casino Night and to purchase tickets, visit or call (602) 904-6001.


About Aunt Rita’s

Founded in 1989, Aunt Rita’s raises money for its 18 member agencies with programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease primarily through two signature events, Viva Aunt Rita’s and the AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run. Money raised is equally distributed to participating agencies. Aunt Rita’s Foundation also works to increase awareness and education about HIV/AIDS statewide through our Project HIVAZ Outreach program and HIVAV.ORG  For more information, visit www.auntritas.orgor call (602) 882-8675.

About AVELLA Specialty Pharmacy

AVELLA is one of the foremost chains of independent full-service pharmacies with specialties in infectious disease, veterinary medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, fertility, pain management, women’s health, transplant, compounding, and sports health. A National Specialty Pharmacy, Avella has provided individualized care and support to patients since 1996.  The clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care.  Avella offers a nationwide specialty mail-order service to complement 16 physical practices. For more information, visit

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