AIDS Walk Atlanta 2013
Did you know 1 in 32 BLACK WOMEN will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in her life?
Once again, the Spelman College community will team up to participate in AIDS Walk Atlanta at Piedmont Park on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.
As a campus-wide community service initiative, the College is calling all students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to join the SpelmanAWA team to help provide support for HIV/AIDS organizations in metro Atlanta.
The team's goal is to have at least 250 walkers or runners and raise $15,000. Students who register will receive community service credit, and faculty and staff can earn Cigna points for participating.
Last October, over 200 members of the Spelman community joined forces and helped raise over $6000.
Funds from the event go to support local AIDS organizations, providing treatment, medications, prevention education, meals, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinic research to help thousands of our families, neighbors and friends living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta.
AIDS is the leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 25-34, making this an especially important issue for our community to address.
Help Make a Difference- Sign up for AIDS Walk Atlanta
Individuals can also register by visiting the SpelmanAWA team site. You can also find team information on Facebook and Twitter.
(The registration fees are non-refundable)