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Why do we walk?

In the Big Bend area, 1 out of every 172 adults is known to be living with HIV/AIDS. 

And according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV - with 1 in 7 not even aware that they have the disease.

2020欧洲杯正规平台The epidemic is far from over and you have the power to make a difference.

2020欧洲杯正规平台Because HIV/AIDS has no preferred race, sexual orientation or gender, the old stereotypes are just that – old. They need to be forgotten because people think HIV and AIDS will never affect them.  And that’s part of the reason new infection rates remain high.

That is also why clients, staff and advocates of Big Bend Cares, Neighborhood Medical Center and Bond Community Health Center are walking together at Railroad Square this Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. This year's will be in the evening and will feature post walk speakers, music and more at the Railroad Square Craft House. There will be free HIV testing available.

2020欧洲杯正规平台For this glow-in-the-dark themed event, participants are encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark body paint, neon clothing, and lots of glow sticks — the more creative the better

2020欧洲杯正规平台We walk for the people from the Big Bend; for the 119,000 people in Florida; and for the 1.1 million in the US. We walk to remember those who no longer can. We walk to remind you that you’re not alone. We walk for a nation. We walk to educate. We walk for change.

The Tallahassee AIDS Walk works to raise awareness and funds to support HIV/AIDS programs in the Big Bend community. All proceeds will benefit our 3 local HIV/AIDS service organizations.  We honor and remember friends and family, celebrate those who are living full lives with the virus, and recognize the work that still needs to be done.

2020欧洲杯正规平台Please walk with us – It’s NOT too late.

Dan Taylor is the Board President for Big Bend Cares.

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What: The 30th Annual Tallahassee AIDS Walk; post walk speakers, music and more at the Railroad Square Craft House. There will be free HIV testing available.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 5

Where: Railroad Square, 618 McDonnell Drive

Details: For details and to register, visit the Tallahassee

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