photos/illustrations courtesy B-PAN Facebook page
The Bianca Paige Day (BPD) was held August 24 at Trax Bar in Nashville. BPD is a day of celebration and fundraising put on by the Bianca Paige Awareness Network (B-PAN). According to it’s Facebook page, “The Bianca Paige Awareness Network [was] Founded by the one and only Bianca Paige and Ron L. Sanford. This foundation was set up to raise money for the HIV/AIDS Community in the Nashville, TN Area.”
Through the years, the foundation began donating proceeds from the BPD fundraiser to various community groups in Middle Tennessee. This year, proceeds are going to benefit The Oasis Center.
Ron Sanford made the announcement this year that the B-PAN has re-established their 501(c)3 status and next year’s celebration will be a multi-day event.
The 2019 BPD featured music by DJ Jane Dupree, fabulous drag shows throughout the day, speakers, performers, the Terry DeMars Memorial silent auction, food and beverages, and vendors/community groups on site.
Mayoral candidate John Cooper made an appearance and representatives for Mayor David Briley were present as well. Metro Councilman Brett Withers read the proclamation from Mayor Briley recognizing August 24, 2019, as the 9th annual Bianca Paige Day.
For more information on the B-PAN, BPD, and Bianca Paige/Mark Middleton visit: biancapaigeday.com, facebook.com/biancapaigeawarenessnetwork/, and facebook.com/events/2103812266405891/?active_tab=about