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AIDS Walk Wisconsin

October 12, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Type:

  • Fundraiser
  • Social

This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Why we walk

We walk to make the fight against AIDS stronger.

Today, more than 6,300 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and it’s estimated that an additional 1,500+ are undiagnosed but living with the disease. We walk to make sure that anyone who is living with HIV in Wisconsin has access to life-saving health care and social programs.

When you register and fundraise, you help people living with HIV live longer, healthier lives.

You guarantee that HIV care and treatment is available to all people living with the disease, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or economic status.

Did you know that people with AIDS in Wisconsin live longer than anywhere else in the nation? 

When you walk and raise pledges, you make this happen. Your efforts for AIDS Walk Wisconsin support the ARCW Medical Center, providing quality medical, dental and mental health care, and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the state.

Every dollar raised for AIDS Walk Wisconsin:

  • Stays in Wisconsin for the fight against AIDS.

  • Assures access to comprehensive quality HIV health care and social services, regardless of ability to pay or economic status.

  • Feeds families. Imagine having to make a choice between life-sustaining medications and food. Many people living with HIV have to do just that – choose between medications and food. Every year, the ARCW Food Pantries distribute 400 tons of food statewide to ensure that clients and their families receive nutritious food.

  • Gives shelter. No one with HIV should ever be homeless. The ARCW housing program is nationally recognized for helping patients overcome homelessness through unique housing services that lead to stable, long-term housing. In 2012, ARCW provided shelter and rent assistance to 685 people living with or affected by HIV.

  • Protects the legal rights of people with HIV. Many people living with HIV still face discrimination, denial of benefits and even the refusal by health care professionals to provide treatment. ARCW legal services provides counsel on discrimination, health care directives, estate planning and more. In 2012, ARCW attorneys handled 927 legal matters for people living with HIV.

  • Provides access to nationally-recognized health care. ARCW has become a national leader in  HIV/AIDS health care, treatment, prevention and support. Through integrated medical, dental and mental health clinics, as well as dedicated social services, HIV patients in Wisconsin gain the health care and support they need for long-term survival with HIV disease.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Join us rain or shine for AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run 2014
Sunday, October 12

9:30AM 5K RUNNER REGISTRATION OPENS
Bring your pledges, enjoy a light complimentary breakfast and entertainment
10:00AM WALKER REGISTRATION OPENS
Bring your pledges, enjoy a light complimentary breakfast and entertainment
– Live Performances
– Children’s activities tent
– Face painting
– Dog park activities
– Giant Operation game board

BEER SAMPLING BY MILLER COORS
Participants of legal age who show a valid ID will receive a wristband good for
three free beer samples from MillerCoors.

10:15AM THE 5K RUN BEGINS
The route takes walkers along Milwaukee’s scenic lakefront and features restroom facilities ans refreshments.
12:00PM 25TH ANNIVERSARY OPENING CEREMONIES AND KICK-OFF
Hosted by Tim Gunn our 2014 Honorary Chair
12:30PM THE WALK BEGINS
The route takes walkers along Milwaukee’s scenic lakefront and features restroom
facilities, refreshments and entertainment at each of the two rest stops hosted by PrideFest Milwaukee and Northwestern Mutual.

Parking is FREE in the Transit Lot near the intersection of Harbor Drive and Chicago Street.

There is a $30 registration fee for the 5K run ($35 for day-of event registration). While the walk is FREE, we encourage participants to fundraise or at least make a pledge. There is a cost associated with putting on this event and your support makes a difference. Thank you! 

Details

Date:
October 12, 2014
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.aidswalkwis.org/

Organizer

AIDS Walk Wisconsin
Phone:
414.225.1575
Email:
aidswalkwisconsin@arcw.org
Website:
http://www.aidswalkwis.org/

Venue

Summerfest Grounds
200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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Website:
http://www.summerfest.com