Canada: 6,000-Plus Supporters "Overwhelm" Organizers
October 27, 2006
Awareness generated by last month's 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto is credited with a 50 percent jump in participation in the city's 18th annual Walk for Life AIDS fundraiser on Sunday. More than 6,000 people took part, and the event raised $432,601 Canadian ($383,435 U.S.) -- almost 10 percent above the goal set by the AIDS Committee of Toronto. Online fundraising generated $224,625 Canadian ($199,096 U.S.) -- far surpassing the target of $150,000 Canadian ($132,940 U.S.).
09.18.2006; Josh Wingrove
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