Farha Foundation - CA MARCHE

Farha Foundation - CA MARCHE

September 10, 2010 08:00 ET

9 Days Until CA MARCHE!

It's not too Late to Register for Quebec's Leading Aids Walk

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2010) - The Farha Foundation invites you to join more than 6,000 people for ÇA MARCHE 2010, Quebec's leading AIDS walk, to take place in the streets of Montreal on Sunday, September 19, starting at 9 am.

The goal this year is to raise $450,000. Those interested can participate individually or in teams. Several participants have also encouraged their employers to form a group. Approximately 50 teams have confirmed their attendance so far including Telus, TD Bank, Buonanotte Restaurant, The Gap and many others.

The three people who raise the most money will be awarded great prizes! The first-place winner will be rewarded with a Toshiba laptop donated by Active International and valued at $2,000. A portrait session at Magenta Studio Photo and a canvas, dimensions 24'' x 24'' ($560 value), and a Mongoose Coast to Coast hybrid bicycle donated by Dorel ($400 value), will be awarded to the second- and third-place winners respectively.

Excellent performances will also be on the menu. First, the young and talented Colin Moore, who performs acoustic folk/rock music, will take the stage. Singer Randi Katz, who was recently featured in Barney's Version (starring Dustin Hoffman and Scott Speedman) will also be performing. Finally, former academician Bruno Labrie will sing to support the cause. Evelyn Farha (Honourary President), Kamel El-Fashny and Valérie Simard (spokesperson for this year's 18th edition of the walk) and all participants are available for interviews.

To maximize awareness of the event, the Farha Foundation asks you to spread the word to as many people as possible and make a donation online at camarche.ca. In doing so, you will contribute directly to helping those living with HIV/AIDS, a disease that currently infects as many as four people a day in Quebec. Bring your friends and family to inspire our community to support the cause. Sign up now at camarche.ca.

ÇA MARCHE

What: ÇA MARCHE (camarche.ca), 18th edition of the largest fundraising HIV/AIDS campaign in Quebec
   
When: Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 9 am to 12:30 pm
   
Starts at: Emilie-Gamelin Parc – Berri-UQAM metro
   
TV spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDv5Dv0jXXw&feature=related

About the Farha Foundation

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed close to $8 million to some 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.) as well as AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use.

To learn more about the Farha Foundation, please see www.farha.qc.ca.

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