We hope you're having an amazing summer! At CAP, we've been busy getting ready for the best AIDS Walk ever. We'll keep this report brief, but we wanted you to know three things:
First, if you haven't registered for AIDS Walk yet, now's the time. AIDS Walk Portland is less than two months away--on Saturday, September 12, at The Fields park, to be precise. Summer has a way of slipping by, so don't forget to drop by www.aidswalkportland.org to sign up for the walk. It only takes a minute.
Next, this year we have some spectacular prizes lined up. Everyone who raises more than $1,000 will not only earn the VIP walker bag full of goodies, but will be entered into a lottery for huge prizes. Raise more than $2,500, and the prizes get even more stupendous.
Finally, know that every dollar raised is spent to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people living with or affected by HIV, and eliminate HIV-related stigma and health disparities. Because of our frugal spending and stellar program results, Charity Navigator has awarded CAP its top rating--a feat not easy to achieve. Last year, we helped more than 2,400 people living with HIV find housing and support services. We administered more than 3,900 rapid HIV tests. Our prevention and education programs touched the lives of nearly 15,000 people, helping them learn how to protect themselves and the people they love.
Thank you so much for supporting CAP. We'll see you at AIDS Walk!
People are already registering for AIDS Walk Portland, and teams are planning costumes and raising money! This year's AIDS Walk will be held at The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and will take place Saturday, September 12. Since this is Cascade AIDS Project's 30th anniversary, buzz is really building around this year's event. Don't miss it!
We're looking forward to a big boost in registrants for the Walk over Pride Weekend, on Father's Day weekend this June. At our booth on the waterfront, we'll have games and other fun incentives for people to register using the laptops we'll have on hand to make registration a cinch.
In the meantime, we've been accomplishing a lot toward our mission of preventing HIV infections, supporting and empowering people living with and affected by HIV, and eliminating HIV-related stigma and health disparities. We're broadening our work with trans* people, a small community but onedisproportionately impacted by HIV. We're also deepening our ties in the Black community and strengthening our one-on-one assistance to HIV-positive people who also struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. As our fiscal year draws to a close, we'll have a lot of encouraging accomplishments to report.
We're looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at The Fields Park! Don't miss the fun, and--more importantly--don't miss the chance to do your part to end HIV.
It's hard for us at Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) to believe, but AIDS Walk Portland 2015 is only 8 months out! Thanks to the success of last year's venue, we're holding AIDS Walk again at The Fields Park in Portland's Pearl District. It take place Saturday, September 12, 2015.
Like last year, besides a roomy park to gather for the Walk, see your friends, listen to the program, and cheer the step-off, we'll have a dog park, a beer garden, and food concessions. (With any luck, Mother Nature will comply with the same beautiful weather as last year, although perhaps not quite so toasty.)
It's CAP's 30th anniversary this year, too! We expect a super-charged atmosphere to commemorate just how far we've come in three decades fighting HIV/AIDS. Come join us, and bring the family. We're planning a wonderful, inspiring event!