SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --
This year marks ABC7's 28th year supporting AIDS Walk San Francisco -- the Bay Area's largest fundraiser for valuable local organizations serving men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. We are proud to be partners from the beginning, recognizing the importance of this great cause. It's an incredible way to bring people together to raise awareness and critical funds, build community, and even get some exercise!
Be sure to look for the team of ABC7 on-air personalities, staff, and family cheering you on during your walk! And if you can't make it out to the walk in person or consider making a donation.
History of AIDS Walk San Francisco
In 1987, the first AIDS Walk San Francisco began as a way to raise urgently needed funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and to battle the stigma that so many associated with HIV/AIDS. That first AIDS Walk raised $667,000 with the help of more than 6,000 compassionate Bay Area residents.
Over the past 29 years, AIDS Walk San Francisco has inspired thousands of people to walk, millions more to donate, and has raised nearly $82 million to fight HIV/AIDS. The funds raised at the event enable Project Inform (the major beneficiary of AIDS Walk funds this year) and many other HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the Bay Area, to provide prevention, care, and advocacy programs for thousands of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS.
Get to know Project Inform
Since 1985, Project Inform has been highly respected for helping to speed safe and effective medications to market to treat HIV infection, for educating hundreds of thousands of HIV-positive individuals and caregivers about HIV care and treatment, and for helping to assure that government adequately funds quality health care programs serving HIV-positive people. The agency has been led by effective and independent advocates commanding the knowledge and skill required to compel sometimes reluctant institutions to fully address the needs of people living with HIV. In the process, Project Inform has developed cooperative relationships with government, industry and academic leaders to help assure our role in ending the epidemic.
Today, Project Inform pursues a strategic set of programs that, combined together, provide a blueprint for ending the epidemic. They focus a small but capable staff on issues and needs that few other agencies are working on in order to maximize their impact and avoid duplication of efforts. Project Inform is dedicated to its continued role as a convener of critical conversations among leading HIV/AIDS experts in an effort to help resolve key questions and issues in the epidemic.