SAN ANTONIO AIDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR 28TH ANNUAL RUN & WALK FOR AIDS

Popular Fundraiser is Scheduled for Saturday, November 9 at Mission County Park

 

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) presents the 28th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, at Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive.

Early registration is now open for the popular family- and pet-friendly HIV/AIDS fundraiser.  Sign up at www.SanAntonioAIDS.org.  Fees are $25 for walkers and $30 for runners who sign up by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 4.  After the deadline, the fee is $30 for walkers and $35 for runners any time leading up to and on the day of the event.

“We encourage everyone to join us for this great family event for an even greater cause: the fight to end HIV/AIDS in San Antonio,” said SAAF CEO Cynthia Nelson.  “This is by far the city’s highest-profile HIV/AIDS fundraiser, providing much-needed support for SAAF’s client services, including case management, behavioral counseling, emergency financial assistance, free HIV testing, prevention education, outpatient medical care and our year-round hot meals program for HIV-positive people in the greater San Antonio area.  By raising awareness, we hope to stamp out stigma and empower people to know their HIV status.”

The event route begins and ends at Mission County Park, running alongside the scenic Mission Reach of the San Antonio River Walk.  All registrants will receive a participant packet containing the official event T-shirt, coupons and promo items.  They will also enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by several local vendors, information and activity booths, DJ music and more – all in a colorful, festival-like setting.

Contact SAAF’s Communications/Development Department at 210-225-4715, ext. 141, or visit www.SanAntonioAIDS.org for more information.

 

ABOUT THE SAN ANTONIO AIDS FOUNDATION

Founded in 1986, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation is the oldest and most far-reaching HIV/AIDS service organization in Bexar County. Its mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.  The foundation is located at 818 E. Grayson St.  For more information, visit www.SanAntonioAIDS.org or call Ken Slavin, chief advancement officer, at 225-4715, ext. 141.