29th Annual AIDS Walk for Life Looking for Walkers!

 29th Annual AIDS Walk for Life Looking for Walkers!

Fight AIDS by walking for life this September!


The 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life has been scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014 starting and ending on the Rhode Island State House lawn.


On-site registration for the 2.5 mile walk begins at 9 a.m., with the kick-off at 10.  Registration is also available on-line at www.aidsprojectri.org or http://www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri.  AIDS Walk 2014 t-shirts are available to anyone who raises $100 or more, while supplies last.


“The walk over its nearly 30 year history has become not only a fundraiser but a huge gathering of people across Rhode Island who care about fighting HIV/AIDS,” said AIDS Project Rhode Island executive director Thomas Bertrand.  “It has also become a family event that is educational, fun, and an opportunity to get some exercise while supporting an important cause.”


The walk has the HIV/AIDS prevention theme “Do It Right,” reflecting the theme of the HIV/STD prevention campaign kicked off in June by AIDS Project Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Miriam Hospital, and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute.


“To help people ‘do it right’ we’ll be offering on-site free, anonymous and rapid testing for HIV,” he said.


There will be entertainment, including the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, and  free food, coffee and giveaways will be available.  Parking will be free in the open State Administration lot on Smith Street, Providence.


Current sponsors include Cardi’s Furniture; United Healthcare; the Miriam Hospital, a Lifespan Partner; NBC 10; Clear Channel Communities/Coast 93.3; and Options.  AIDS Project Rhode Island is seeking to add to its list of sponsors.


Sponsorship and general information is available by contacting Julie Casimiro at 401-519-2289 or Julie@aidsprojectri.org.


AIDS Project Rhode Island is a division of Family Service of Rhode Island.