So what’s this all about?
The AIDS Walk is a national event that happens in cities all over Canada. The walk helps to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS, as well as to raise funds for local AIDS Service Organizations (ASO’s) to provide services and programming
HIV/AIDS affects all of us. There is still no cure. Despite the many advances we have made in treatment and prevention, many people in Canada are still becoming infected and dying from this disease. Additionally, we know that people who are marginalized and face other socioeconomic barriers may be at an increased risk. This is why it is so important that we respond as a community to show our support and to help prevent further transmissions. We walk to raise money to help prevent more people from becoming infected with HIV/AIDS . We walk in order to provide treatment and support methods so that people living with HIV/AIDS can live healthy, vital lives. We walk to show our support for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. We walk to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in our community. The money we raise will go towards running HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health’s (ARCH) programs and clinic.
Let’s rally around this great cause next year Guelph!