17th Annual Heart & Sole AIDS Walk
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, 10 a.m.
Where: Chase Palm Park, 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Special Events
The 17th Annual AIDS Walk will take place Saturday, October 6 at a new location, the Chase Palm Park Soccer Field along Cabrillo Boulevard. The 10K walk is one of the largest single-day fundraising events in Santa Barbara County - raising over $1.7 million during the past 16 years, with all proceeds benefiting Pacific Pride Foundation.
If you raise $150, you receive a t-shirt. Teams must raise at least $500.
While AIDS deaths are declining, the number of new infections in California has grown by 200% since 1993 - increasing our caseload dramatically. In fact, 50% of these new infections now occur in people under the age of 25. In Santa Barbara County, 42% of the women with HIV acquired the virus through heterosexual contact.
Today, more than 2,100 people in Santa Barbara County are HIV positive. At least one third of them are unaware of their status, and yet they can continue to spread the virus.
For all these reasons, we're counting on your support to help us reach our $130,000 goal for Santa Barbara County's 17th Annual Heart & Sole AIDS Walk.
Event posted Sept. 24, 2007
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010