Lace Up Your Shoes for AIDS WALK 2012
- on September 13, 2012
Lace up Your Shoes for AIDS WALK 2012 – DCAP’s style!
Today I was going through previous AIDS WALKS postings in the local media and was impressed by the fact that so many passionate people worked hard to make the event very special since the agency was established in 1989. Douglas County residents, staff and Board, businesses and volunteers participated in the IADS WALK in the past, and we hope to see a group of 200+ and may be a bit more advocates this fall!
The original date of the event has changed from April to September this year but the rest stayed the same. We call it" DCAP’s style" – lead us the way UP and UP to become the generation that ends AIDS! We believe that when one is infected everybody is affected! Once again we wish to mobilize our faithful volunteers, students, supporters and sponsors in our community to come together and raise funds to support programs for people who live with HIV/AIDS in Lawrence and surrounding areas.
Despite the most recent biomedical advancements against HIV such as, the FDA approval of Stribild, the third once-a-day pill for H.I.V. brought to market by Gilead, after Atripla in 2006 and Complera in 2011, the over-the-counter home test for the virus and the newly approved HIV prevention pill, we are still fighting to end the worst ever pandemic.
For 23 years, DCAP provides supportive and responsive care for a diverse community affected by HIV/AIDS. Through leadership, education and advocacy, DCAP is committed to raising awareness and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. We hope that you will join our community of caring and make a difference in the lives of people living with this chronic disease.
We hope that you will lace up your shoes for AIDS WALK 2012 – DCAP’s style on the last Saturday in September! See you on September 29th in downtown Lawrence…