Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
AIDS Committee of Toronto

AIDS Committee of Toronto

September 21, 2011 07:00 ET

UPDATE-Save the Date/Photo Opportunity: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) -

Editors note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

The following is an updated version of the press release that was issued September 19, 2011 at 07:00 ET. The timing of the schedule below has been amended.

The annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto, a benefit for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), takes place this Sunday, September 25 at Church and Carlton Streets.

"We hope to see many Torontonians this Sunday at what will be a walk of resilience, a walk of remembrance, and a celebration of progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS," said Jim Stone, Event Chair of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto. "In Toronto, 1 in 3 new HIV diagnoses are among youth under 30, 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses are among women, and 1 in 5 gay men live with HIV. That's why we're inviting all of Toronto to join the fight against HIV/AIDS. There's more work to be done."

"The statistics are clear - HIV/AIDS is still very much a reality in Toronto," said Hamal Docter, Co-Chair of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto. "We need to be there for each other, speak up, protect ourselves and one another. That's what ACT - the AIDS Committee of Toronto - helps us do. Can you imagine how much worse things would be without ACT's health promotion and prevention programs - without services for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS? Don't Just Stand There Toronto! Join us this Sunday as we Walk for Life!"

Juno award-winner Jully Black will headline this year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto. The line-up also includes Diggy from Down With Webster on the turn tables, as well as DJ Sumation and drag persona Sofonda Cox.

Where: Church and Carlton streets
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Itinerary: 11:00 a.m.: Registration Begins, Community Fair Opens
12:30 p.m.: DJ Sumation
1:25 p.m.: Welcome and Warm up
2:00 p.m.: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto begins (Route Map: http://aidswalktoronto.ca/index.php/event-day.html#map)
2:45 p.m.: DJ Sumation
3:20 p.m.: Sofonda
3:30 p.m.: DJ Sumation
3:40 p.m.: Announcements
3:45 p.m.: Jully Black
4:45 p.m.: Prizes
4:50 p.m.: Diggy
5:15 p.m.: Final announcements
5:20 p.m.: Diggy
6:00 p.m.: Conclusion
Photo op: Entertainment, Walk Heroes, Walkers, Teams, AIDS Memorial, Organizers
Entertainment: Jully Black, Singer
Diggy, the DJ from Down With Webster
DJ Sumation
Sofonda, Drag persona
Mike Chalut, Host, Radio host on 103.9 Proud FM
Walk Heroes: Alex Canning, Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2012
Down With Webster
Randy Filby, 2011 AIDS Walk participant who took his Walk to EdgeWalk
The cast of MTV's 1 Girl 5 Gays, as well as panellists Ian Lynch, Ish Ferouz, David Robert, Jonathan Schuster, Jake Mossop, Simon Lynses, Jonathan Nathaniel, and Matt Barker
Mojo Toronto
Mandy Goodhandy
Todd Klinck
Organizers: Jim Stone, Chair, Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto
Hamal Docter, Co-Chair, Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto
Members of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto Steering Committee
Hazelle Palmer, Executive Director, ACT
John Maxwell, Director of Programs and Services, ACT
Daniel Knox, Director of Development, ACT

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Contact Information

  • For the AIDS Committee of Toronto:
    Andrew Brett
    Communications Coordinator
    416-340-8484 ext. 225
    abrett@actoronto.org

    For the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto:
    Jennifer Ouellette
    Communications Co-Chair
    647-520-8593
    jouellette@actoronto.org