San Francisco: 17th Annual AIDS Walk Next Weekend
July 15, 2003
The 17th annual AIDS walk in San Francisco is being held Sunday, July 20, at Golden Gate Park. Presented by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the walk will raise money for 33 benefiting organizations in five Bay Area counties. Participants are not required to raise any minimum amount. The event begins and ends at Sharon Meadow. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., with a warm-up at 9:30. Opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m., with scheduled speakers including Rita Moreno, the only female performer to have won the Oscar, the Emmy, the Grammy, and the Tony; comedian and "Queer as Folk" star Hal Sparks; actress Thora Birch, known for her roles in "American Beauty" and "Ghost World"; and actor/model Bolt Birch. The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) walk begins at 10:30 a.m. and takes roughly two to three hours to complete. Entertainment -- including a concert -- begins at 12:30 p.m. A rough estimate of money raised will be announced at 2:45 p.m. For more information, telephone 415-615-9255 or visit www.aidswalk.net.
Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)
07.10.03; Zak Szymanski
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.