AIDS Walk for Life-Toronto

AIDS Walk for Life-Toronto

September 14, 2007 15:33 ET

Drag Queens, Miss Canada(s) and Politicians 'Funk it up' in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Toronto's Funkiest Fundraiser, the AIDS Walk for Life, will fill the streets with colour this weekend.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) -

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO/INTERVIEW OP

Toronto is taking the fight against HIV/AIDS to the street this weekend with Funk n' Walk, a charity walk and party featuring a host of political leaders, celebrities and participants who will raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and raise funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).

Thousands of walkers and supporters will meet at the Church/Wood Street starting line to participate in a walk like none other, then groove on into the evening at the Xtra! Community Fair and Molson Beer Garden to the 12-piece Boogie Wonder Band as they perform on the Church Street stage. With huge prizes, elaborate costumes, large teams and a jam-packed afternoon, Funk n' Walk will certainly be the most colourful and most entertaining walk of the summer.



What: AIDS Walk for Life Toronto - Funk n' Walk

When: Sunday, September 16, 2007
12:30 p.m. - pre-walk entertainment
2:00 p.m. - Funk n' Walk begins

Where: Corner of Church Street and Wood Street (north of Carlton).

Interview/
Photo Opps: George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Health and
Long-term Care
Kyle Rae, Toronto City Councillor, Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament, St. Paul's Toronto
Stephanie Cerbino, Miss Canada Globe 2006
Cali Tanner, Miss Teen Canada Globe 2006
Lori Lucier, Executive Director, ACT
Robb Walker, Chair, AIDS Walk for Life Toronto


Organized locally by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), this is Canada's largest AIDS walk. AIDS Walk for Life Toronto raises vital funds for ACT's programs and services for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. For more information, register or to donate, visit www.aidswalkforlifetoronto.ca.

About ACT

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) delivers responsive, effective, and valued community-based HIV support services and education, prevention, outreach and fundraising programs that promote the health, well-being, worth and rights of individuals and communities living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS, and increase awareness of HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1983, ACT provides free, confidential supportive and practical services to people living with HIV/AIDS as well as information, outreach, education and HIV prevention programs to at risk communities.

Visit www.actoronto.org for more information about ACT's programs and services.

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