AIDS Walk 2021May 14, 2021 2021-05-20 4:32
AIDS Walk 2021
AIDS Walk Delaware is the state’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event which historically attracts over 800 participants and volunteers. The first AIDS walk fundraiser was held in 1987, with the theme “A Walk for Life”. Now presented jointly by AIDS Delaware and the Delaware HIV Consortium, the Walk strives to advance HIV awareness, reduce stigma, and endorse HIV-informed community health for all Delawareans. It is held each year in September in two cities, Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach.
The Walk raises nearly $80,000 each year in support of case management services, free HIV testing, HIV-specific mental health counseling, education and prevention programs, and housing services. In addition to AIDS Delaware and Delaware HIV Consortium, several other HIV service organizations benefit financially from the Walk, including Ministry of Caring, Beautiful Gate Outreach Center, and CAMP Rehoboth.
The Walk also hosts the Knowledge Neighborhood, an open-air, informational marketplace where walkers gain awareness about walk sponsors, community organizations and local businesses. The Walk is a great family friendly, community event that reaches people and organizations representing diverse backgrounds and demographics.
The 2021 AIDS Walk Delaware will be held on Saturday, September 18 at Brandywine Park, Wilmington and Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach.