Raise awareness of HIV and AIDS at the 28th annual Honolulu AIDS Walk

Join the 5K walk on Sunday, June 30

For 28 years, people and communities from across Hawaii have gathered for a common cause: to end the stigma associated with AIDS and to fight HIV in Hawaii and the Pacific at the annual Honolulu AIDS Walk. You can support the cause on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Kapiolani Park during the 5K walk and help raise awareness about this deadline disease.

The Honolulu AIDS Walk is Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center’s (HHHRC) largest single fundraising event of the year. Funds raised will assist in providing comprehensive direct services for people living with HIV. It allows the organization to help pay for things for its clients that federal and state grants do now allow. This includes items like eye glasses, emergency medical bills, and cellphones.

People can support the cause in several ways. You can register as a walker and ask your family and friends to sponsor your walk, or you can become a sponsor and walk yourself. $5 allows HHHRC to purchase 25 condoms to help prevent the spread of HIV, and $10 provides a homeless HIV client with 20 cans of food. You can also register as a volunteer for the day of the walk.

Many people believe that the new medications and treatments available make AIDS an issue of the past, but that’s not the case. HHHRC believes the world is facing a generation of youth that don’t know a world without HIV. One fourth of new HIV infections in the U.S. are among the ages 13-24. That’s approximately 1,000 new youth HIV infections each month.

Festivities start at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk starts at 9 a.m. Head down early to find parking, as there will be a limited amount of public-use stalls at the Waikiki Shell parking lot. Parking is also available along the park perimeter on Paki Avenue.

WHERE:
Kapiolani Park
2686-2882 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

WHEN:
Sunday, June 30, 2019
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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