Desert AIDS Walk 2016

Partners For Life

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Partners for Life giving program was founded by early volunteers and board members of Desert AIDS Project who knew that a steady revenue stream would be necessary as long as the AIDS epidemic affected people right here in our community.

New members continue to join long-time supporters because they are committed to our vision of healthy individuals, families and communities, despite the existence of HIV.  Each and every one of our members gives generously and also help raise additional funds in many ways, including participating in the Desert AIDS Walk.

Please join us....

Saturday, October 22, 2016 for the 30th year and 31st Desert AIDS Walk!

Desert AIDS Walk has made it possible for us to continue serving the clients of D.A.P. with an unparalleled range of services:

  • medical and dental care
  • medications
  • food, housing
  • transportation assistance
  • mental health counseling
  • a Community Center with a variety of educational and social activities, including skills-for-living and back-to-work training

Simultaneously, we are working harder than ever, to help bring about an end to further HIV infection here in our community as the lead agency on Get Tested Coachella Valley. The goal of "Get Tested" is to get 100% of the Coachella Valley tested for HIV.  This is critically-needed because:

  • More than half of Coachella Valley residents have never been tested for HIV
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately one in five people living with HIV do not know they are infected
  • In our valley, the prevalence of HIV is more than twice the national average —putting everyone at greater risk

With each step we take and each dollar we raise, we can test more people, bring more people who are HIV positive into care, and move one step closer to an "AIDS free generation".  

Join our fundraising efforts today by clicking the donate now button and help us reach our goal!  

Thank you.

 

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