A Healthier World is Steps Away!
Are you ready to help end HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts? On September 26, 2021 we took a walk on the water side when the AIDS Walk & Run moved to our new location at DCR's Carson Beach in South Boston. This year’s Walk was a little bit different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and we used a hybrid model, letting us welcome walkers both in-person and virtually.
This year, we walked and ran with over 500 amazing and dedicated supporters. Thanks to you and your incredible contributions, we have raised over $370,000. These funds go to supporting the vital work of Fenway Health and AIDS Action and help provide care and services to those living with HIV and to prevent new infections. As a reminder, although we reached our goal, the need is ever present and fundraising remains open through September 30. Every dollar raised means more programs and services for those who count on your support.
Started in 1986, the AIDS Walk & Run and the thousands of participants we have had during the last 36 years—like you—have made a significant impact in the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS, and the need for care and services has never been greater.
As the leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, AIDS Action and Fenway Health work together to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to help those living with, or at risk for contracting HIV, to live better lives.
The AIDS Walk & Run unites hundreds of runners, walkers, and participants of all ages in support of Fenway Health and AIDS Action’s essential programs and services. Will you join us?
Funds Raised Means Lives Changed
If your organization or company is interested in joining us as a sponsor for the 2022 AIDS Walk & Run Boston, please contact Cheryl Katon, Vice President of Resource Development & Donor Engagement at 617.927.6108 or [email protected]
Join us as we take the streets to end HIV/AIDS in Mass!
We’ve come a long way in addressing HIV/AIDS over the years. However, the fight is far from over. Today, the health of our community is at-risk, with the care of those most vulnerable among us being threatened as a result of looming state budget cuts to HIV services, as well as mounting threats to federal healthcare funding.
On June 7, 2020, thousands will come together to take action in the 35th annual AIDS Walk & Run Boston, New England’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising awareness event. This year in particular, we take to the streets to continue raising money for the life-saving work of AIDS Action, as well as to support the statewide Getting to Zero Coalition in their pledge to end HIV by 2020.
As the leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, AIDS Action has played a critical role in addressing the epidemic through its life-saving prevention and wellness services since 1983.
Now, with the introduction of its Getting to Zero Coalition in 2016, AIDS Action and 34 other community-based organizations and health centers are working to eliminate transmission of HIV statewide once and for all. Such efforts, however, require significant financial investment. In light of potential state and federal budget cuts, AIDS Action and the Getting to Zero coalition need our help to continue their vital work and to ensure that everyone in our community has the basic right to live happy and healthy lives!
Through your support, AIDS Action, along with the larger Getting to Zero Coalition, can continue to deliver critical services to ensure that, as outlined in the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Initiative, signed by Mayor Marty Walsh in August:
- 90 percent of Boston residents living with HIV are aware of their status;
- 90 percent of those diagnosed with HIV receive treatment with antiretroviral therapy;
- And 90 percent of those in treatment achieve “viral suppression” – a state of health from which it is nearly impossible to transmit HIV to another person.