Project #12941

Educate 10000 People on HIV/AIDS in Cape Coast

by Hoops Care International

Due to the shortage of logistical and financial support, the AIDS Race has been postponed to a new date to be announced later.

We tried our best to get supporters of the last year event on board, especially our financial backers but they have been slow in meeting the date normally set aside in funds coming through.

We are still positive about hosting the race this year. Many well wishers of the race are advocating that the race be held on World Aids Day in December.

At this moment we are calling on all local and foreign partners and organizations involve in the fight against HIV/AIDS to partner with us in a new date to be decided.

Visit by Kingdom Cares and students of Drake Uni
Visit by Kingdom Cares and students of Drake Uni

The Date for this year race has been announced!!!

The race will be held on August 3, 2014,

We will be partnering with Kingdom Cares, USA. It is expected to be the biggest of the three as there is plan to be a musical concert at the Jubilee Park in Cape Coast.

Currently we are reaching out to all local partners to check on their continuous support for the race.

We are also looking to have it as a sister city event with the city of Melbourne in Australia.

Last year, Adam McKay ran the fastest time across the two continents.

We look forward and willing to partner with any local or foreign organization.

The theme of the event will be release soon.

Please support to make it a success.

Students from Missouri University at the race
Students from Missouri University at the race

The 2nd Annual AIDS Race happened on the 14th of July. With over 200 runners and participants in attendance. We see this as a huge success of the previous year not only in attendance, good weather but also how members of the various communities came out in full to support the event.

After a lot of awareness which included visiting schools, sharing flyers, radio and tv mentions and not forgetting setting up a stand at the venue grounds, on the D-Day we had members of the Ghana AIDS Commission and the Cape Coast Metropolis Assembly all present. The day started with aerobic and warm up and then the start. The runners follow the same route as last year.

At the finish line there was a mini carnival section going on with music and dance. After the race, more than 200 persons got tested for HIV. There was also free eye test which was provided through the support of Darlinstar Opticals. Other supporters included; Oasis Beach resort, Berlyn Office Equipment, Franko Phones, Swanswan & sons, Oceanview Internet, Coastal water and a host of others.

We want to say a big thank you to you all. Next race is July 13, 2014. Email us at to register to run, jog, walk, volunteer, support or sponsor a person or the event.

Free #HIV testing at the event
Free #HIV testing at the event
Gifty and Victoria of the El-Shadda Movie Produ.
Gifty and Victoria of the El-Shadda Movie Produ.

Next month the 14th is the biggest race event in Cape Coast Ghana. Currently a lot has already been put in place. Letters has been sent out as well as proposals to some corporate entities to have them get on board.

This year we are keen to having members of the communities play active role. In order to have this a sucess we have been meeting with musicians and other entertainment stake holders in Cape Coast.

Once such group is the El-Shaddai Movie Production who will be performing a drama gear towards stimatization of those living with HIV/AIDS.

We are excited about that part of the event as we try to send the message across using various platforms.

The Oasis Beach Resort in Cape Coast has renew their support for the race and has made a cash donation of 150GHS. We are hoping to have more people of interest on board as well. 

Members of the Peace Corps in Ghana has alreasy started to sign up! We are glad that we will have them as a part of the event. We looking to see them bring some expertise to the awareness.

Another group which has already sign up is the speech impaired athletes of Cape Coast. 

Speech Impaired Athletes Signup
Speech Impaired Athletes Signup
Peace Corps Volunteers on board!!!
Peace Corps Volunteers on board!!!


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Hoops Care International

Location: Cape Coast - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Claudius Thompson
Cape Coast, Central Ghana

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