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The Farha Foundation Wraps Up the First in A Series of CA MARCHE Events in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS!

Early contributions underway for the most important HIV/AIDS fundraising walk in Quebec

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012)- The Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, officially announced the launch of its milestone 20th edition of ÇA MARCHE - Quebec's largest walk in support of the cause. Starting at 9 a.m. from Parc Émilie-Gamelin (St-Catherine East and St-Hubert) on Sunday, September 30, participants will follow a 7 kilometre route through the streets of downtown Montreal and walk to improve the lives of the 20,000 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS throughout Quebec. The Farha Foundation invites everyone to join the fight and register early at www.camarche.ca.

This year is an important one for the Foundation as it marks 20 years of providing support to those fighting HIV/AIDS. To spread the word about the cause and the walk, the Foundation is hosting a series of monthly events leading up to ÇA MARCHE. The first event took place at HappyTree Yoga on Sunday, May 27 with a successful turnout of people willing to join the Farha Foundation in the fight against the disease. All entrance fees were donated directly to the cause.

As a part of the 2012 initiatives, the Foundation will be partnering with various companies for fundraising promotions and activities. For the month of June, Yingo.ca will donate 10% of all their sales to the Foundation in support of the 20th edition of ÇA MARCHE. The Foundation encourages everyone to take advantage of the amazing discounts available on Yingo.ca in support of ÇA MARCHE 2012.

To highlight the Foundation's milestone, a visual retrospective of the last 20 years was created and is illustrated as an infographic ( http://new.zenergycom.com/farha/Infographic/CA_MARCHE_2012.html ) to remind the community that the impact of this terrible disease still remains. It also serves not only to showcase the Foundation's contribution to the community but also to highlight how much support is still needed.

The Farha Foundation would like to thank the sponsors whose contributions make ÇA MARCHE 2012 possible. A warm thank you goes to our Main Sponsor, Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada; our Platinum Sponsor, Gilead; our Gold Sponsors, CTV, the City of Montreal, and Zenergy Communications; our Silver Sponsors, Merck and Naya; and our Bronze Sponsors, Abbott Laboratories, Atex, Audio Z, MétroMédia, Rouge fm, Theratechnologies and Virgin Radio. We are also extremely grateful to all our other supporting partners, volunteers and dedicated staff.

Join us on September 30 and make a significant difference in your community! Invite your friends, family and colleagues to form a team and support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Register now at www.camarche.ca.

For more information upcoming promotions and other events and to make a donation and/or register for ÇA MARCHE 2011, visit camarche.ca.

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About ÇA MARCHE

ÇA MARCHE ( www.camarche.ca ) one of the first Farha Foundation events to emerge in 1993, is an annual walkathon of 7 kilometres, 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 friends and family to inspire our community to support the cause. Sign up now at www.camarche.ca .

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 over $8.3 million to some 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.), as well as 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 learn more about the Farha Foundation, please visit farha.qc.ca.

For further information:

Catherine Angehrn

Zenergy Communications

Coordinator

514 286-4034

catherine@zenergycom.com

Linda Farha

Farha Foundation

Spokesperson

514 273-4034

l.farha@farha.qc.ca


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www.farha.qc.ca


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