Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

September 19, 2013 18:00 ET

Media Advisory-Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life: This Sunday, have Fun and Raise Funds #ForAIDS!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2013) - The Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life Toronto, which raises funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), takes place this Sunday, September 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Church and Maitland.

Media are invited to attend the opening ceremonies and Walk kick-off from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Many photo and video opportunities available of people doing stuff for AIDS!

WHAT: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life in support of AIDS Committee of
Toronto. For a route map, visit http://aidswalktoronto.ca/the-event/route-map
WHO: Alberta Cefis, Scotiabank Executive Vice President & Head,
Global Transaction Banking & Scotiabank Walk Team Captain
Shaun Proulx, Chair, Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto & media personality
Hazelle Palmer, Executive Director of ACT
John Maxwell, Director of Programs & Services of ACT & ACT's Walk Team Captain
WHEN: Sunday, September 22
1:30 - 2 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, speeches by ACT and Scotiabank representatives, including pre-Walk stretching session
2 p.m. Walk kick-off, photo opportunity at Start/Finish line with ACT and Scotiabank representatives kicking off the Walk
3 - 6 p.m. After party
WHERE: Corner of Church and Maitland Street
514 Church Street
Toronto, ON
WHY: The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life raises funds and awareness about HIV/AIDS in Canada. The Walk has raised over $38 million since 1996 and has attracted well over half a million participants.

More great events #ForAIDS

  • This year's entertainment lineup features DJ Sumation spinning anthems from the last 25 years to honour the Scotiabank AIDS Walk in Toronto anniversary. Impersonators & drag queens join in the fun!

  • ACT has partnered with artist James Fowler to create a unique and interactive art piece using canvases. The public is encouraged to leave their thumbprints and/or a personal message as an intimate marking of their solidarity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 20 canvases will be displayed on the walls of ACT offices (399 Church St.) during the weeks following the Walk. The segment is sponsored by Dudley's Hardware and Curry's Art Supply and Tidy's Flowers.

  • Free activities for kids pre- and post-Walk, includes face-painting, balloon animals, interactive games, colouring books, bubbles and a fire- breather! At Church St, between Wellesley and Alexander St.

  • From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - To honour our loyal pals, this year's Walk has an on-site groomer, Paws Playgrounds (@pawsplaygrounds) and pet station with water bowls, treats and an opportunity to win prizes like doggie daycare and grooming!

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

    Scotiabank
    Nadine Jahangir
    Scotiabank Media Communications
    416-933-2927
    Nadine.jahangir@scotiabank.com