Cascade AIDS Project's AIDS Walk Portland

by Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
Cascade AIDS Project's AIDS Walk Portland
One of CAP's AIDS Walk Teams
One of CAP's AIDS Walk Teams

Save the Date for AIDS Walk Portland 2018 *** SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th**. Again this year at Fields Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.

We want to see you and your family there as we kick off the largest HIV/AIDS-specific walk in Portland. Start recruiting your team members now and plan for a morning of fun.

AIDS Walk is a way for YOU to help raise money for CAP and Prism Health. You can pull together family and friends to form a 10 person team. Each one of you can set a fundraising goal - I like to set my goal at $500. THEN comes the fun part. Each team member challenges family and friends to donate. Some team members like to hold fundraiser bbqs or trivia nights.

You can raise money as an individuals too! 

And the best part is CAP provides a website platform on which to collect money. It is super easy.

On the day of walk, everyone gathers for a family friendly morning of game and the walk itself. Last year we had a bouncy house AND elected officials. Does it get any better.

Start planning now and we hope to see you there!

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In September 2017, we gathered for another amazing AIDS Walk Portland. We celebrated how far we've come, took time to remember those we've lost and stood up against the stigma of HIV/AIDS. 


The funds raised will help prevent HIV infections, support and empower people living with or affected by HIV, and eliminate health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.

We raised $436,518 against our $475,000 goal. A smashing accomplishment. Over 5000 people participated in AIDS Walk, with 1763 individual walkers showing up the day of to walk, sing, dance, and celebrate. And also remember those that we've lost.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury led us in sending the walkers out the gates and through the Pearl District for another successful year.

Thanks everyone and we look forward to having you back next year!

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Last year!
Last year!

People from all walks of life take part in AIDS Walk Portland—LGBTQ folks, families, seniors, the business community—but they share certain attributes. They’re caring, active people ready to invest in what they support. They notice our sponsors, and they engage with them.

AIDS Walk Portland is the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most visible AIDS fundraising event. The 2.5-mile walk through the heart of downtown Portland draws nearly 7,000 participants each year. Of these walkers, 65% are between 18 and 55 years old, 81% of whom have attended college. Twenty-nine percent earn more than $50,000 a year.

Walkers fill the city’s streets as they wave signs, chat and laugh, and know that they’re supporting Cascade AIDS Project’s mission of preventing HIV infections, supporting and empowering people living with or affected by HIV, and eliminating HIV-related stigma and health disparities.  With the support of the larger community, AIDS Walk Portland raises $500,000 to support the work of Cascade AIDS Project and its community partners.

Today, an estimated 1.2 million Americans live with HIV. One in five of them don’t even know they carry the virus. Locally, nearly 7,000 Oregonians are HIV-positive, and infection rates are the highest among African Americans, the Latino community, the trans community, and men who have sex with men. Each HIV-positive person has, in turn, a network of friends and family who by association are invested in CAP’s mission.

This year AIDS Walk Portland will take place at:

The Fields Neighborhood Park,Portland, Oregon

September 9, 2017

11 - 2 pm

 

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Join us again for AIDS Walk Portland 2017!

Saturday, September 9th. The Fields Park at NW 11th and Overton St. 

11:00am Park Opens With Entertainment and Activities
12:30pm Program
1:00pm The Walk Begins
2:30pm 
The Finish Line and Fun/Optional Bar Crawl Begins

AIDS WALK PORTLAND IS A FUN 2.4-MILE WALK FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY THROUGH PORTLAND TO RAISE AWARENESS OF, AND FUNDS FOR, THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS.

Registration only $10

All walkers who have participated in the past must register again. It’s quick and easy to do. Prior year’s registration information is not stored.

Raise $1,000+ and become an AIDS Walk VIP receiving an incredible prize package.ORRaise $2,500+ and become an AIDS Walk All-Star and get a huge prize pack and All-Star Medal to wear at the walk.

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Cascade AIDS Project's AIDS Walk Portland 2016 raised nearly $436,594 and showcased incredible community spirit as nearly 5,000 people from all walks of life came together to increase awareness, fight stigma, and educate the community that HIV has not gone away. We walked for 2.5 miles around downtown Portland on a beautiful sunny day. Please join us for AIDS Walk Portland on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Additional upcoming CAP events: The 26th Annual Art Auction was huge success! As always, CAP received the generous support of the arts community, including both artists and area gallery owners. Not only was the event stupendously fun, we raised $664,261 to support our work. Save the date for the next Art Auction: April 29, 2017.

Now in its fourth year, CAP's Heroes of HIV luncheon honoring community members and corporate partners who have made a significant contribution to the fight against HIV.  Join us again next year on World’s AIDS Day, December 1, 2017.

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Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
Jennifer Narron
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Jennifer Narron
Portland, OR United States

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