Special Workshop Connects Dots Between AIDS Walk Fundraising and HIV/AIDS Services


WHAT: “Where Does the Money Go?” Workshop

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24 at 6:00 pm

WHERE: San Francisco AIDS Foundation
               1035 Market Street, Suite 400, San Francisco

Every year, close to 25,000 participants in AIDS Walk San Francisco raise millions of dollars to support HIV/AIDS services around the Bay Area. Where exactly does the money go and who benefits from it?

AIDS Walk San Francisco and San Francisco AIDS Foundation are hosting a special workshop for Team Leaders and Star Walkers to highlight the impact of their fundraising efforts. Participants will learn about the foundation’s array of free local programs and services for HIV prevention and care, and have a chance to tour the foundation’s offices in the mid-Market neighborhood.

“We are so happy to invite these dedicated members of our community into the foundation so they can see our work in action,” says Neil Giuliano, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. “The foundation serves thousands of people every year through our many services, and the participants of AIDS Walk San Francisco play a significant role in helping us to improve the health of our entire community and move us closer to a day when HIV/AIDS is no more.”

San Francisco AIDS Foundation marks its 30th anniversary this year. Local services include HIV testing and screenings for other sexually transmitted infections, community support groups, substance use and mental health counseling, needle exchange, medical case management, housing assistance, and financial benefits counseling.

AIDS Walk San Francisco happens July 15, 2012. Last year’s event raised nearly $3 million. Since it’s inception in 1987, the walk has raised close to $77 million in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area. To register, visit www.aidswalk.net/sanfran.

About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit sfaf.org.

About AIDS Walk San Francisco
Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised nearly $77 million for lifesaving HIV prevention, testing, and care programs and services, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California. AIDS Walk San Francisco has become a Bay Area tradition, bringing together tens of thousands of participants and volunteers; hundreds of corporate, community, and friends and family teams; and hundreds of thousands of donors from the Bay Area and across the country. This year’s event benefits San Francisco AIDS Foundation and dozens of other Bay Area AIDS service organizations. For more information, visit www.aidswalk.net/sanfran.

About MZA Events
AIDS Walk San Francisco was founded in 1987 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $350 million for the major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.mzaevents.com.

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Andrew Hattori
(415) 487-9071
ahattori (at) sfaf.org

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
1035 Market St
suite 400
San Francisco CA
94103