Scotiabank AIDS Walk 2016
A big thank you to all of our supporters! It was a beautiful day for a walk and we certainly made the most of it.
We'd also like to express our thanks to everyone who came out to help us put off this event, Spectrum choir, Pretzelmaker, St. John Ambulance, the Regatta Committee, and all of our volunteers, we couldn't do it without you and we truly appreciate all of your hard work.
This year we raised almost $5000! On behalf of all of us at the AIDS Committee, thank you.
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk is an annual event held in September in over 130 sites across Canada. The Walk is a much needed event for many AIDS Service organizations (ASO’s) because it provides necessary funding and it increases HIV/AIDS awareness. The money raised in each province stays in the province.
This year’s walk will take place in St. John’s on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Quidi Vidi Lake. Registration is at 1:30 pm, followed by the walk beginning at 3:00 pm. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk is coordinated by the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador (ACNL) and the proceeds received help the ACNL to provide necessary programs and services to people living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS throughout our province. Last year’s Scotiabank Walk for Life raised over $8,000 in our province.
We would like to encourage you, your family members, and your friends to form teams or participate individually in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk. You can register your team online at http://scotiabankaidswalk.ca/stjohns/
If you require pledge sheets or additional information, please contact the ACNL at (709) 579-8656 or 1-800-563-1575, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
We truly appreciate any support you can provide.
AIDS continues to be an enormous threat and ASO’s face this reality every single day. This is why the AIDS Walk exists! The facts speak for themselves
- An estimated 56,000 Canadians are living with HIV/AIDS compared to 30,000 only 10 years ago
- In 2002, an estimated 2,800 to 5,200 Canadians became newly infected with HIV
- Of those estimated to be living with HIV, approximately, 17,000 Canadian are not aware of their infection
- An estimated 7,700 women are living with HIV/AIDS
- Infections among youth has risen dramatically in recent years
- In Aboriginal communities, HIV prevalence is disproportionately high
- An estimated 32,500 men who have sex with men are living with HIV/AIDS
- If not treated, AIDS is 100% fatal, yet the new HIV drugs don’t work for everyone
- There is no cure and no vaccine
- Prevention is the only cure.
Your support means ASO’s can continue their work to make Canada a healthy and compassionate country.