Walk will help fight against AIDSPeople are still dying from AIDS in rural Minnesota. It has not gone away.
People are still dying from AIDS in rural Minnesota. It has not gone away.
In fact, the number of people with HIV/AIDS in greater Minnesota is increasing every year while AIDS awareness education and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS are unable to keep pace with the increasing numbers of infected and affected individuals.
In 2009, Minnesota saw the highest new infection rate for HIV/AIDS over the past 17 years.
Now is the time to help with education and support by participating in the seventh annual West Central AIDSWALK.
It will take place in Alexandria on Saturday, September 18, at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
The walk will start and end at the band shell in City Park. The route walk is from City Park to Big Ole Central Park and back. Refreshments will be served after the walk.
Proceeds will promote HIV/AIDS education in rural communities. Donations are being accepted and will go to support the Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN)
For more information about the West Central AIDS Walk, call the Rural AIDS Action Network at 1-877-536-7226.