AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

September 10, 2012 19:08 ET

AIDS Calgary Awareness Association presents the 2012 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2012) - AIDS Calgary Awareness Association (ACAA) presents the 2012 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on September 23, 2012 at Eau Claire Plaza. The goal of the Walk is to raise funds for ACAA's support, prevention, and education programs for those affected by, at risk for, or living with HIV/AIDS. On September 23rd, an estimated 700 Calgarians - walkers, volunteers, entertainers, and sponsors- will unite in an effort to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and to raise funds in support of ACAA programs. ACAA Executive Director, Susan Cress believes, "The Walk provides an excellent opportunity for us to renew our commitment of HIV/AIDS prevention and support in our communities. The walk is a time to bring people together to celebrate courage and life. Thank you Calgary for your support!" As ACAA enters into its 30th year of operation, the Walk becomes imperative to those who rely on ACAA's services and programs.

ACAA is pleased to welcome Citytv's Andrew Schultz and Up97.7's Susan Knight as the hosts of this year's Walk. Walk entertainment will include Studio Bollywood iDance, World Pak Mei Hup Ging Do Martial Arts, The Bad Girls Club Street Team, and many more local performers.

The 2012 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life promises to be our best yet. Pastries and coffee provided by Starbucks will open the event, with lunch provided by Sorrenti's Catering. Fantastic local performers will provide fun for all ages throughout the day. Walk favourites, including a banner making station, will make a comeback at this year's walk. Bigger prizes for top fundraisers include a return trip for two to any scheduled WestJet destination, Death by Chocolate at the Fairmont Palliser, and overnight accommodation including breakfast at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

WHERE: Eau Claire Market, North Plaza
200 Barclay Parade SW
WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Light Breakfast & Coffee: 10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Walk: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/Entertainment: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is Canada's most important HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event. During this national event, cities and communities from across the country host Walks to raise funds for local services and programming and to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life has now raised millions of dollars for community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations since 1996 and has attracted over half a million participants.

AIDS Calgary is a local not-for-profit AIDS service organization that offers support services to individuals who are at-risk for, infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and provides prevention and education throughout the Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Bow Valley regions. For more information, please contact AIDS Calgary at (403) 508-2500 or online at www.aidscalgary.org.

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