Fondation Farha

Fondation Farha

August 31, 2007 08:57 ET

Media Advisory: Ca Marche/Walk for AIDS - Together, we can do it! September 16, 2007 at 10 AM

Mother of Founder Calls on People to Sponsor Her Directly The Farha Foundation's 15th annual 7 km AIDS walk to be held in downtown Montreal in support of those living with HIV and AIDS.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2007) - Mrs Farha is lacing up her sneakers and taking to the streets to raise money for the Farha Foundation - Quebec's largest AIDS fundraising organization. She is doing what she has done every year for 15 years - walking in memory of her son, Ron Farha who died of AIDS 1992. The goal is to raise both needed funds and awareness that the disease is still very much around.

This 82 year old grandmother and mother is calling on the people of Quebec to sponsor her directly by visiting www.camarche.ca.

Even though science has made great strides in the battle against the epidemic, and despite the endless efforts from organizations in the fight against AIDS, the disease is still all too present in Canada. This week, 28 people in Quebec will become infected with HIV. Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed more than $7.1 millions to 45 AIDS organizations in Quebec making it the largest AIDS fundraising organization in the Province.

Details:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

10:00 AM @ Place du Canada (Peel and Rene Levesque)

7 km walk

NOTE TO MEDIA:

Parking is available at the Ça Marche / Walk for AIDS site but is limited. To reserve space contact Annette Borger 1.866.440.4034 or Annette@zenergycom.com

Thanks to our sponsors - Lead sponsor: Molson; Platinum Sponsors: City of Montreal, BMS Virologie, CTV; Gold sponsors: Pfizer, Merck Frosst, Gilead, ici Mirror, 24 heures, Q92 FM, 98.5 FM; Silver sponsors: Abbot Laboratories, fugues, Marketel; and Many Bronze sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim, Tibotec, Media Plus and Audio Z.

Contact Information

  • Farha Foundation
    Annette Borger or
    Linda Farha
    1-866-440-4034
    or
    Farha Foundation
    514-270-4900