Help Combat Pediatric AIDS on AIDS Walk Africa!

Mar 13th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Help Combat Pediatric AIDS on AIDS Walk Africa!

AIDS Walk Africa is one of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's most important fundraising and awareness-building events. Walkers have the opportunity not only to see Africa’s breathtaking beauty, but also to witness the lifesaving, Foundation-funded programs that prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies and provide treatment for children and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Globally, there are an estimated 33.2 million people living with HIV, 2.5 million of whom are children. In Swaziland, the HIV epidemic continues to grow at an alarming rate. An estimated 39 percent of the population was living with the virus in 2005 – making it the most intense HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world.

Walkers will follow expert guides on visits to Foundation clinics, orphanages and hospitals. They will meet scientists, medical personnel and children and families living with AIDS, and learn about the various challenges posed by the disease. Through these visits and interactions, walkers have the opportunity to build their own community with the many individuals they meet along the way, and learn how they have played a role in helping the Foundation reach more children and families living with HIV/AIDS.

In addition to raising awareness about pediatric HIV/AIDS, each walker raises a minimum of $15,000 to help support the Foundation’s lifesaving research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs

To join the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on AIDS Walk Africa 2008, or for more information about this unique event, visit http://www.pedaids.org/awa2008 or contact Maisie Cunningham at 202-448-8446 or [email protected]



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Mar 13th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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What a great idea!It sounds like quite a journey.Good luck.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 05:06 PM
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Best wishes in your fund raising endeavors. Have a good walk.
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Mar 15th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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This is a fantastic and life-changing trip! I highly recommend it. All funds raised go directly to the Foundation's programs that bring hope to children and families affected by the disease.
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Mar 16th, 2008, 07:41 AM
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Maisie-Next year could you give us a heads up at least 6 or more months before the trip.I'd need more than three months to raise $15,000 plus to participate,and that's probably the case for most people,not to mention finding time in my schedule to take the trip!
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Mar 17th, 2008, 05:50 AM
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Absolutely, as soon as we have the details confirmed for the 2009 walk I will post them here, as well as on our site www.pedaids.org. Thank you for your interest in the walk!
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