AIDS WALK FOR LIFE VANCOUVER
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
SUNSET BEACH - 10AM - 1PM (Walk Starts at 11:30AM)
Step out with us on Sunday September 22nd at Sunset Beach and WALK to support those living with HIV and AIDS. All funds raised help people living with HIV in BC live healthier lives.
ABOUT THE WALK
Living with HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence, it's a battle. It's a battle that doesn't need to be fought alone.
Support, passion and love can make a difference, and 28 years ago the Positive Living Society of BC launched the first Canadian AIDS WALK to prove it. Since then they have been walking strong. They have been walking for a change. They have been walking for life.
As of 2011 HIV/AIDS affected some 71,000 Canadians, 12,000 of whom live in BC. The Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE spreads awareness of this reality and raises vital funds for those living with HIV and AIDS in our community.
In 2011, the rate of new diagnosis of HIV decreased to the lowest point ever in BC
But, the battle is on-going. As we go into our 28th year we have set our sights high because we believe the fight can be won. To do this, we need your involvement.
Register now and WALK with us on September 22, 2013 .
Net proceeds help people living with HIV/AIDS live healthier lives.
Where The Funds Go?
All proceeds raised by the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE in Greater Vancouver become part of Positive Living BC's Complementary Health Fund (CHF).
CHF? What's that?
The CHF reimburses low-income HIV-positive members for health expenses not covered by other plans - up to $35 monthly. Even little things such as drinking filtered water and getting the right vitamins can determine the fate of someone with a compromised immune system.
Positive Living BC has over 5100 members, many of whom can't afford the high costs of staying healthy.
Ask each sponsor to donate $105 to help reach 3 HIV-positive members across BC.
Walk Day Details
Socialize with your community and enjoy acoustic music from 10am. Start walking at 11:30 am.
When: Sunday September 22, 2013
Where: The beautiful Sunset Beach, Vancouver, BC
What: A 6.75Km WALK route along the Seawall
We also have the option for a shorter WALK route (2.2 km). See route maps for WALK options.
10:00am Registration opens - vote for the best shoes!
11:00am Opening ceremonies begin
11:30am The WALK Ribbon Cutting - WALK begins!
1:00pm Welcome Back & Closing Announcements
Due to the number of walkers, we request there be no cycling, running or rollerblading on WALK day. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Water bottles will be available by donation.
View 28th Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE map.
Sunset Beach is located on Beach Avenue between Thurlow and Bute. It's within walking distance of downtown Vancouver. Public transit or carpooling is recommended, as parking is limited.
Phone the Translink information line 604.953.3333 or visit Translink website for bus routes.
POSITIVE LIVING BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. We are a Registered Non-profit Society (#11928-2085) and an established
leader in the HIV/AIDS movement. Uniquely among major agencies in Canada, the POSITIVE LIVING BC Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV+ members.
Formerly known as the British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society (BCPWA) and with a membership of more than 5,000 HIV+ members,
we are Western Canada's largest AIDS service organization and a proud history spanning three decades. www.positivelivingbc.org
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