Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Florida AIDS Walk has been postponed until further notice. We will update this article when more information becomes available.
Mona’s Cocktail Lounge is well-known for their support of pet causes, like the Abandoned Pet Rescue, The Pet Project for Pets, and several others. But it is the time of year when the team at Mona’s Bar gets together and fights against another major issue in our community… The fight against AIDS.
The Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival is a great way to give back to our community. For another year, the staff at Mona’s has joined up with the World AIDS Museum’s team, The Happy Hineys, to raise funds and awareness about these great organizations and the battle to defeat HIV.
You can join the team too!
There are several ways in which you can help support the team. First, you can register to walk in the 2020 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival on Saturday, March 21. Walkers must raise or donate a minimum of $25 to participate and walk the 5K route from Fort Lauderdale Beach Park north around the beach and back south from the Sebastian Beach area to the music festival at the park. Registration begins at 8am with the pre-walk ceremony starting at 9:30am and the walk commencing at 10am. The music festival will follow the completion of the walk with special guests Lil’ Kim and Casper Magico, as well as other performances.
The festival will offer food trucks, bar tents (with alcohol and non-alcoholic options), vendors, sponsor tents with goodies and swag, as well as the beneficiary organizations’ tents where you can learn more about the services they provide to the community and how you can get more involved. Throughout the day, there will be plenty of fun selfie and photo opportunities for you and your friends. You may also visit the traditional Memory Wall to reflect on those whom we have lost to HIV/AIDS and remember that we walk for those who no longer can.
Another way you can participate with the team is to stop by Mona’s Cocktail Lounge, enjoy a drink and make a donation. You will get your name written on your tag and it will be hung up in the bar. You’ll also be welcomed back at the after-party on Saturday, March 21 at Mona’s.
And the last way you can participate and help in the fight against AIDS, is to make a donation at the Florida AIDS Walk’s website. Your kind donation will go to help bring attention to this issue, educate and inspire our community, and to help bring an end to this epidemic once and for all. Please consider one of these ways to help and join Team Happy Hiney and get your butts to the beach for the Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival.
Mona’s Cocktail Lounge is located at 502 E. Sunrise Blvd. across from Home Depot at the train tracks. Their friendly staff is always happy to serve you from noon til 2am daily. For more information, visit MonasBar.com or Like them on Facebook.