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Farha Foundation - farha.qc.ca

Walk for the 22nd Year With the Farha Foundation at CA MARCHE 2014

Join the Foundation for the most important HIV/AIDS fundraising walk in Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC- (Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2014) - The Farha Foundation,Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, invites the Quebec community to join them in the 22nd edition of ÇA MARCHE, a walk that aims to end discrimination and bring the community together in support of over 20,0000 men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. This community gathering in will take place on a Saturday morning for the first time ever! Starting from Parc Émilie-Gamelin (corner St-Catherine East and St-Hubert), participants will follow a seven-kilometer route through the streets of downtown Montreal and includes:

  • MCs Phil Vanden Brande and Cristina Rizzo from Virgin Radio and Rouge FM
  • Speech by Karine Boivin Roy, city councilor
  • A few words from some of the Farha Family including, Linda Farha our spokesperson, and Evelyn Farha, Ron's Mother
  • Line, Burlesque, African, Bollywood and Belly dancers
  • Food trucks, healthy snacks and refreshments
  • Lead the change; walk with us in the streets of downtown Montreal on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Invite your family, friends and colleagues and form a team to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Register now at camarche.ca!

    WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 a.m.

    WHO: Linda Farha, spokesperson, Farha Foundation

    WHERE: Parc Émilie-Gamelin Corner St-Catherine East and St-Hubert Montreal, Quebec

    About ÇA MARCHE

    ÇA MARCHE (camarche.ca), one of the first Farha Foundation events to emerge in 1993, is an annual walkathon of 7 kilometers, gathering thousands of people aiming at raising funds and sensitizing the population to the HIV/AIDS cause. To maximize awareness of the event, the Farha Foundation asks you to spread the word to as many people as possible. In doing so, you will contribute directly to helping those living with HIV/AIDS, a disease that currently infects as many as two people a day in Quebec. Bring your family and friends to inspire our community to support the cause. Sign up now at camarche.ca.

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    About the FARHA FOUNDATION

    The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.

    Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed close to $9.3 million to 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide services to HIV/AIDS victims (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.), as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To find out more about the Farha Foundation, please visit farha.qc.ca.


    Contact
    Erin Cudmore
    Zenergy Communications
    Media Relations Coordinator
    514 286-4034
    erin@zenergycom.com

    Linda Farha
    Farha Foundation Spokesperson
    l.farha@farha.qc.ca

    "Reproduced with permission - Farha Foundation "

    Farha Foundation
    www.farha.qc.ca


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