SOURCE: Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

September 18, 2007 10:06 ET

Take One Step Toward a Solution: AIDS Walk Michigan - Ann Arbor 2007

YPSILANTI, MI--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Take action and join us on Sunday, September 30th in downtown Ann Arbor to make a difference. The AIDS Walk is a 3.2 mile walk to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS services. It is also an event that helps to raise awareness about the continuing impact that HIV/AIDS has on individuals, families and the community. The AIDS Walk benefits the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan and the HIV/AIDS Resource Center. Over 500 walkers are expected to participate in this year's event to help raise $35,000 for HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support services.

Honorary Chairs for the 2007 AIDS Walk Michigan - Ann Arbor include Congressman John Dingell, Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, State Representatives Pam Byrnes and Alma Wheeler Smith, Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel, and Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones. This year's event is generously sponsored by Pfizer Global Research and Development, Frontline Church, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, and The Ann Arbor News.

Jimena Loveluck, President and CEO of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center, commented on the Walk. "As a united community, we can continue to raise awareness about an epidemic that is affecting more and more of our community members. This event is an opportunity for all of us to show that we care about people living with HIV/AIDS because they are our family members, our friends, our co-workers, and our neighbors."

Registration is free and begins at 12 noon in the Detroit Edison parking lot (corner of Main and William streets). The walk begins at 1:00 pm, continuing through downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus. Refreshments, food, and entertainment for all ages will be provided through generous contributions of local businesses, including Arbor Springs, Barry's Bagels, Great Harvest, People's Food Co-op, Washtenaw Dairy and Whole Foods. This is a great event in which the whole family can participate.

If you would like to walk, form a team and/or make a donation, you can do so by calling 734-544-0015 or online at www.aidswalkmichigan.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    HIV/AIDS Resource Center
    3075 Clark Road, Suite 203
    Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
    Phone: 734-572-9355
    Fax: 734-572-0554
    website: www.r2harc.org

    Jimena Loveluck
    President/CEO
    734-573-9355 ext. 224
    Email Contact

    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
    1921 W. Michigan Avenue
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Phone: 734-544-0015
    Fax: 734-544-0095
    website: www.hfmich.org

    Ivan Harner
    Executive Director
    734-544-0015 ext. 26
    Email Contact