Fondation Farha

Fondation Farha

September 17, 2007 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Ca Marche/Walk For AIDS-Together, We Can Do it!

Huge Success-10,000 Walkers, over $320,000 Raised The Farha Foundation's 15th annual 7 km AIDS walk held in downtown Montreal in support of those living with HIV and AIDS.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - They laughed, cried, danced and cheered, and raised needed funds for the Farha Foundation and the 45 AIDS related organizations supported by the Foundation. Over 10,000 walkers including local, provincial and federal politicians and celebrities made a difference raising $320,000 dollars.

"I thank all those who gave of their time, energy and resources to support the walk, and with so much love and commitment, I know that AIDS can and will be beaten," says Mrs. Evelyn Farha, 82 year old grandmother and mother of the Foundation founder, Ron Farha who walked the entire 7 km. "All of us should be proud of the results, and it is my hope that we made enough noise to be heard, so much so that perhaps today we helped stop one person from becoming infected with HIV in Quebec."

Donations for Ca Marche/Walk for AIDS will be accepted until December 1, 2007 by visiting www,camarche.ca

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.

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: Abbott Laboratories, Astral Media, fugues, Marketel; and Bronze sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim, Tibotec, Media Plus and Audio Z.

Contact Information

  • Farha Foundation
    Annette Borger
    1-866-440-4034
    514-270-4900
    514-270-5363 (FAX)
    or
    Farha Foundation
    Linda Farha
    1-866-440-4034
    514-270-4900
    514-270-5363 (FAX)
    farha@farha.qc.ca
    www.farha.qc.ca