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25th Annual San Francisco AIDS Walk

AIDS Walk 2011 Photo Credit: www.Aidswalk.net

Although HIV may not be a common conversational topic among mainstream America, AIDS prevention and treatment funds are still a long shot from where they could be. The 2011 10k San Francisco AIDS Walk will round the bend for its 25th year of fundraising on July 17th at Golden Gate Park in honor of those lost and living with HIV/AIDS. The event not only provides a warm and welcoming space for loved ones and activists alike but also,  proactively supports the progressive measures and preventive methods to eliminate AIDS transmission altogether.

For a quarter of a century San Francisco Bay Area activists have made great strides for the fight against AIDS, cumulatively raising over $74 million dollars for a well worthy cause. 2011 marks the 25th year of fundraising greatness; all the more reason for San Franciscans and Bay Area residents to lace up those walking shoes to help the San Francisco AIDS Foundation continue their quest in saving local lives.

In 2010 alone, Bay Area donors rallied $3 million dollars at the San Francisco AIDS Walk and event organizers are anticipating over 25,000 walkers this July. Don’t be overwhelmed by the figure as Golden Gate Park has both the beauty and welcoming space for all philanthropic souls.

Take action today by registering as an individual walker or part of a fundraising team. Their are no minimum fundraising requirements to walk, simply whatever you can gather from you local community of friends, family and co-workers. The AIDS Walk community offers a detailed array of fundraising tips, workshops and events to help you reach your donation goals while getting greatly involved in a supportive, caring community.


For those who can’t make it out on Sunday July 17th, have no fear there’s still a place for you! Visit the AIDS Walk Donation site to contribute directly to the cause. An event like this only comes around once a year, so let your kindness in your heart outstretch to research and treatment for those who continue to fight this deadly disease. Be a part of the change; be a part of the healing effort. Life’s too short for all of us to sit back and wait for someone else to pick up the slack. Register to walk today or visit AIDSWalk.net to donate whatever is feasible for you!

2011 San Francisco 10k AIDS Walk

WHEN: JULY 17, 2011

WHERE: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

REGISTRATION: Register to Walk, or be a Star Walker with a goal of raising $1,000 or more.


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