Calendar mark….it’s not too late to be a part of the 2019 Seattle AIDS Walk and Run to benefit Lifelong….it’s happening this Saturday, September 28th on Capitol Hill/Volunteer Park. You can walk/run and/or donate money to a 33 year old community event that has helped people with HIV/AIDS by providing them life giving services as well as providing funding for research for treatment and a cure.
The publicity for this year’s event states it very powerfully:
1986: We walked in outrage.
2019: We walk to get to zero.
Go HERE to register/donate.
33 years ago, the Seattle community came together and cared for our neighbors that were tragically affected by the AIDS epidemic.
We are relieved HIV is no longer a death sentence, but support and prevention services are still just as vital today as they ever were. Together, we have the opportunity to make history and stop new HIV transmissions within this generation.
We must get to zero. Zero HIV transmissions. Zero HIV stigma. Zero HIV-related deaths.
YOU can be a part of history.
Walk to zero on Saturday, September 28.
The Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run Schedule
Park & Registration Opens 9:00AM
Morning Stretch & Stage Program 10:00AM
5K Run Starts – Runners Depart 10:30AM
Walk Starts – Walkers Depart 10:35AM
Post-Walk Festivities Begin 11:00AM
This year marks the 33rd anniversary for the Seattle AIDS Walk, and funds raised will continue to support HIV prevention and care services for people living with or affected by HIV.
We are relieved that HIV is no longer a death sentence, but support and prevention services are still just as vital today as they ever were.
Historically AIDS Walks were held to honor lives lost by the disease and walk in hope for a cure. Times have changed over the past 30 years. Medical advances have changed our fight against HIV. Today we care for the health and well-being of individuals living with the disease and help them live the fullest life possible. We also know that increased testing and treatment can prevent new infections, which is why we provide education and outreach to communities at greatest risk of infection.