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On Saturday, October 20 over 2,100 people will come together in Palm Springs to participate in the 31st annual Desert AIDS Walk. A diverse group will come together to raise funds for Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.), a federally qualified healthcare center that more than 10,000 men, women and children will call their healthcare home by 2020, regardless of HIV status, orientation, gender identity or ability to pay.
The Desert AIDS Walk has made it possible for D.A.P. to provide patients and clients with an unparalled range of services including:
- Medical and Dental Care
- Prescription Assistance
- Housing and Transportation
- Behavioral Health Care
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- A Community Center providing over 20 support services including education and return-to-work training.
Desert AIDS Project uses the roadmap created during the earliest and darkest days of the AIDS pandemic to 'Care for Everyone." Today, almost half of the patients and clients at D.A.P. do not live with HIV, and those that do are largely thriving through on-going and costly innovative care.
If you make a donation, you can be assured your contribution is making a difference. Desert AIDS Project was named one of the “Top 20 HIV/AIDS Charities” by About.com, for the high percentage of funding spent on programs (84%) vs. overhead, fundraising efforts (raising $100 for every $15 spent), and financial transparency. In addition, Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, awarded Desert AIDS Project “four-star status” for five, consecutive years. This is an achievement reached by only 6% of all nonprofits they rank and one of the many reasons the California State Assembly selected D.A.P. California Non-Profit of the Year.
Thank you for your support,
Nick and Ken
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