Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

August 29, 2013 10:10 ET

IT'S COMING! ARE YOU RED-Y?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - Everyone's invited to cheer on with cherry, seduce with scarlet and conquer with crimson by wearing red and participating in the fun, stylish and inspiring events celebrating AIDS Committee of Toronto's 25th year hosting the AIDS Walk for Life!

For continually updated media information, including hi-res images, Ambassador profiles, calendar of events, sponsors & supporters and more, please visit www.aidswalktoronto.ca and click on the 'Media' tab.

Monday, September 16 - Sunday, September 22
Church Street Goes Red
This year's dress code is RED. Church Street leads the way; watch how participating businesses show their support of The AIDS Walk using the colour red - and support them back!
Tuesday, September 17
Church Street Dines
Grab your friends, lovers and total strangers and head to dinner at participating Church Street restaurants. Fundraise for The Walk while you eat at the participating restaurants offering specials and 'portion of the proceeds' donations.
Wednesday, September 18
Church Street Shops
Participating members of the Church Street BIA and other community supporters will contribute a portion of purchases directly to The Walk!
Thursday, September 19
Church Street Drinks
Need we say more? Coffee, tea or cocktails - proceeds from participating Church Street businesses who serve something to sip will go to The Walk.
Saturday, September 21st
Anthem - A Night of Joy at Fly Nightclub
Show your shine off under the disco ball all night long; a portion of the night's cover goes to The Walk.
Sunday, September 22
Walk Day!
Registration begins at 11:00 am at the corner of Church St. & Maitland St. (south of Wellesley).

Award-winning comic, radio and TV personality Richard Ryder hosts the pre-walk celebration at a new location (in the parking party lot) between O'Grady's and Crews & Tango (Church St. south of Wellesley on the west side).

A brand new Walk route created to commemorate the work of the LGBT communities and AIDS Service Organizations, their volunteers, and of course, those lost to, and living with, HIV/AIDS.

After The Walk, it's The Red Party, featuring 25 Years of anthems and surprise guest performances from 3 - 6pm.

Funds raised will support a range of activities at AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), including health promotion and HIV prevention programs, as well as support services for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Walk not only raises funds, but awareness about HIV/AIDS. Visit www.actoronto.org for more information about ACT's programs and services.

Contact Information

  • Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life, Toronto
    Leanne Minichillo
    diva Public Relations
    416.273.4074
    diva@divapr.ca

    AIDS Committee of Toronto
    Kyle Greenwood
    Manager of Executive Communications and Administration
    416-340-8484 ext. 282
    kgreenwood@actoronto.org