AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City
History and Purpose of the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City, Inc:
Established in 1998 and incorporated in 2001, the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City’s mission is to build awareness about HIV/AIDS and to raise funds to support the work of nonprofit organizations that provide HIV/AIDS direct care, support services, and education.
The mission is achieved by holding an annual Walk and 5k Run, in downtown Oklahoma City, as well as several smaller fundraisers held throughout the calendar year.
Funds raised by participants and by corporate donations are distributed to eligible nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. Since 1998, over $565,000 has been returned to the community to benefit people living with HIV disease.
The Walk’s visibility heightens awareness about HIV, which is a totally preventable disease. It gives the HIV community’s organizations an opportunity to help organize the Walk and use it as a tool to increase HIV testing and prevention education.
2012 Campaign experienced an increase in # of participants for both the Walk and the 5k run. The Walk returned to the Myriad Gardens after 2 years at the Sonic Plaza.
2012 Campaign expanded and increased community visibility by executing several events in Oklahoma City leading up to the Walk and 5k Run. The goals of these smaller events was to expand our fundraising efforts as well as growing awareness of our Organization’s mission and keep the Walk and 5k top of mind in the community.
Most importantly, the 2012 Campaign enabled the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City to distribute over $40,000 in grants to worthwhile local organizations.
2013 Oklahoma City AIDS Walk and 5K Run 9/22/13 9AM - 11AM 2013-09-22 09:00:00 2013-09-22 11:00:00
5K Run in Bricktown East Reno Avenue Oklahoma City , OK | View map
The 5th Annual AIDS Walk 5k Run presented by Dell is sanctioned and certified by USA Track & Field. All proceeds benefit AIDS Walk of...
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