4th annual AIDS Walk happens this Sunday in El Paso
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) - El Paso's Border AIDS Partnership presents its 4th annual AIDS Walk fundraising event and Fun Fair this Sunday, May 21st. This year’s event includes a 5K run/walk and an optional 1-mile walk. Registration starts at 7 am with the run/walk starting at 8 am. You may also sign-up the day of the event starting at 7 am, in the event you could not pre-register in time. The health fair with vendors begins at 8:30 am. The run is a 5k route around the lovely and historic neighborhoods surrounding Memorial Park. Registration is $25 and includes a commemorative shirt. Pre-registration is available at: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register
This is a family and pet-friendly event so please bring your kids. Pets are welcome. There will be a dog costume contest so dress them to impress!
In 1994, the El Paso Community Foundation and the US/Mexico Border Health Association created a local HIV/AIDS partnership to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in the region working on this critical health problem. With support from AIDS United, the collaboration became the Border AIDS Partnership, a bi-national and tri-state funding collaborative that provides funding for HIV/AIDS education and prevention activities in El Paso, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez.
Since 1996, the Border AIDS Partnership has distributed more than $2.3 million to support innovative HIV prevention and education programs. Previous grantees include Centro Caritativo Para Atención de Enfermos de SIDA, University Medical Center of El Paso’s Teen Advisory Board, Programa Compañeros, support group HIVida, Actúa y Toma El Control, Opportunity Center for the Homeless, and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Families & Youth, Inc.