Tour for Hope

Valley homes open their doors for International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS fundraiser

Courtesy of the International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS, Nov. 2018 Web Exclusive.

Valley residents will have access to go behind the doors and into some of the most beautiful and unique homes across the Phoenix Metropolitan area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 for the International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS’ Tour for Hope fundraiser.

Known to bring people together with personalized culinary experiences across the globe, local chef Gabe Bertaccini and his “Chef’s Den” will be one of highlights of eight luxurious homes. Other notable features during the self-guided tour will include a 1.5 acre, private villa boasting a timeless French rural flair that’s been featured in both House Beautiful and Phoenix Home & Garden magazines, a contemporary glass retreat of a home nestled against the head of Camelback Mountain that has its own private trailhead for hiking, and a fabulous 3-acre estate with an amazing 20-car garage.

Paid guests will be emailed the addresses and details of each location for driving convenience along with additional details about the tour day. On Nov. 4, event day, guests may begin the self-guided tour from any location and enjoy each location at your own pace. Guests will be greeted by volunteers at each location who will be available to answer any questions about the property.

Participation in Tour for Hope helps the International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS fulfill its mission to “prevent the global spread of HIV through education and volunteerism.” Tickets for the event are $75 per person and can be purchased at

The global HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of catastrophic proportions – 25 million deaths around the world, 33.2 million people currently infected with the virus, and 15 million children orphaned. Every day, there are 14,000 new infections worldwide.  According to the Arizona Department of Health Services 2017 report, the number of people living with HIV in Arizona in 2016 was 17,464, with 780 new infections reported and 201 people died from HIV/AIDS.

For more information, or to become a sponsor, contact IAPA executive director Debbie Rubenstrunk at 480-274-3561 or

 About International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS

The International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS (IAPA) was founded in 2004 by Arizona college students inspired by community focused health initiatives to combat the spread of HIV. With branches in the U.S. and in India, the IAPA provides community based HIV education services, support to individuals who are HIV positive, advocacy services and health development programs. For more information on IAPA, visit