Scotiabank Aids Walk for Life

Scotiabank Aids Walk for Life

September 11, 2008 09:15 ET

Toronto's Most Colourful and Entertaining Walk Celebrates Its 20th Year

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life brings politicians, drag queens, celebrities and participants together for a walk like none other

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) -


September 14, 2008 - Toronto is once again taking the fight against HIV/AIDS to the streets and this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto - a charity walk and street party featuring a host of political leaders, celebrities and participants who will raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and raise more than $375,000 for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).

Thousands of local walkers and supporters will meet at the Church/Carlton Street starting line to participate in a walk like none other, then groove on into the evening at the Pantages Spa Community Fair and Molson Beer Garden to the 16-piece Boogie Wonder Band and DJ Summation as they perform on the Church Street stage. With huge prizes, elaborate costumes, large teams and a jam-packed afternoon, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto will certainly be the most colourful and most entertaining walk of the year.

What: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

When: Sunday, September 14, 2008
12:30 p.m Pre-walk entertainment
2:00 p.m. Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto begins
3:10 p.m 16 piece Boogie Wonder Band performing live on stage

Where: Media Tent on the Corner of Church St. and Wood St.

Interview/Photo Opps:
Ken Kostick, Host, He Said, She Said
Samantha Pajik, Miss Universe Canada
Catherine Thomas, Miss Canada International
Michael Mitchell, Chair, Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto
Jim Stone, Co-Chair, Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto
Lori Lucier, Executive Director, ACT

Organized locally by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), this is Canada's largest AIDS walk. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto raises vital funds for ACT's programs and services for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. For more information, to register or to donate, visit

A media tent will be set-up at the corner of Church Street and Wood Street where interviews with ACT spokespeople and photo coordination can be arranged. If you are interested in coordinating an interview prior to September 14th we would be happy to help arrange a time.

About ACT

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) delivers responsive, effective, and valued community-based HIV support services and education, prevention, outreach and fundraising programs that promote the health, well-being, worth and rights of individuals and communities living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS, and increase awareness of HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1983, ACT provides free, confidential supportive and practical services to people living with HIV/AIDS as well as information, outreach, education and HIV prevention programs to at risk communities.

Visit for more information about ACT's programs and services.

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