The 30th Annual Minnesota AIDS Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Minnehaha Regional Park. Donations to the AIDS Walk help prevent new HIV infections and keep people living with HIV in Minnesota healthy
This iconic community event remembers those lost to HIV, raises support for those affected by HIV, and brings people together in community to increase awareness about HIV.
The Minnesota AIDS Walk started in 1988 with the first event held at Minnehaha Regional Park. Since then, the walk has raised millions to support HIV prevention and care initiatives in Minnesota.
“The Minnesota AIDS Walk has evolved over the years but one thing has always remained constant: the need to raise support to end new HIV infections and to ensure everyone living with HIV has the resources to stay healthy,” says Doug Melroe, Director of Development for JustUs Health. “The Minnesota AIDS Walk is an opportunity for us all to step up and fight back, to increase awareness, and to raise support.”
Each year, the Minnesota AIDS Walk raises financial support for services that help people living with HIV including housing, transportation, assistance with health insurance, and legal services to name a few. An estimated 300 Minnesotans are infected with HIV every year in Minnesota in all parts of the state. Approximately 2,500 Minnesotans living with HIV are not connected to the medical care necessary to keep them healthy and enable them to live long lives.
Participants can sign up to walk or donate at www.mnaidswalk.org.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Location: Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 S Minnehaha Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417