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Canada: AIDS Walk for Life

September 30, 2011

An estimated 700 people turned out for last Sunday's AIDS walk in Calgary, one of many such events held across Canada as part of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life program. Established 17 years ago, the walks have raised millions of dollars for AIDS service organizations. Organizers say the walks help remind people that AIDS is still a threat to public health. "I think back in the early '80s when it was so prominent, and people were dying, it had a whole community that grew around it and made this wonderful movement to get stuff started," said Simonne Leblanc, executive director of AIDS Calgary. "I think as time has moved on, it lost its appeal. People need to realize it hasn't gone away." For more information, visit

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