Saturday, April 14th | 11am-3pm
Washington Park Lakehouse
The WALK TO END AIDS (formerly AIDSWalk) is a community event to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and raise money to help people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. This inspiring event calls on people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and learn how we can End the AIDS Epidemic in New York once and for all!
The event will be a fun-filled and informative day with a scavenger hunt walk, free food and entertainment, community resources, and much more. All donations support the programs and services at the Albany Damien Center.
Check out below for more information! If you’d like to get involved or want more information, please contact Jonathan Richardson.
What to expect this year?
A community festival event coming together for a day of fun, resources, food, and entertainment. The event schedule will including a community resource fair, activities like Zumba and Yoga, entertainments including musicians and speakers, and a scavenger hunt walk.
A Scavenger Hunt Walk? Yes, we're not doing the traditional walk, we're doing a Scavenger Hunt Walk! Attendees will have the chance to walk around Washington Park, find clues on how you can join the fight to end AIDS and get a prize for completing it. Come anytime between 11 am and 3 pm to complete.
Would you like to walk around with our group? Join us at 12:30 pm to walk the route together following exciting speakers!
Do you have to register? Not before the event! Just join us the day of the event to register. You can, however, start fundraising either on your own or on a team and become Allstar Advocates! See more information below.
Why are we bringing this event back?
Here at the Damien Center, we're committed to End the AIDS Epidemic once and for all. This is a chance for everyone in the community to be involved. This event is going to bring back the spirit of the AIDS Walk while bringing in new creative ideas on how meet our goals.
Want to step up and make a huge impact in our community? Become an Allstar Advocate!
Allstar Advocates are community leaders that are taking action to end AIDS. Anyone can be an Allstar Advocate, so join the fight and become an Allstar Advocate today! Allstar Advocates change their social media profile to include WALK TO END AIDS graphics, complete our scavenger hunt walk, and raise $250 or more!
All Allstar Advocates receive a bag of awesome swag, recognition at the event, and an impact statement showing the difference you made fighting HIV/AIDS! We'll even have prizes for the Allstar Advocate who raises the most money and the group with the most Allstar Advocates!
There are two ways you can become an Allstar Advocate!
1. Click to download the WALK TO END AIDS Donation Form and start collecting donations. You can set your goal as high as you like! You can turn in your donations to the Damien Center at any time. Be sure to include your name so we can properly credit you.
2. Click the link to create an online account and setup your own personal WALK TO END AIDS Social Fundraising Page! You can jazz it up with photos, videos, and add a personal note about why you walk. Share your page to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr, or wherever else you have a digital foot print.
You can even join forces with other fundraisers and group your donations together by creating a fundraising team! Fundraising teams have their own individual page where the Team Captain can add even more pictures and content. Click above to download the WALK TO END AIDS Social Fundraising Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to get started!
Already have an account from a previous fundraising event or lost the link to your WALK TO END AIDS Social Fundraising Page? Click the link on the right to go directly to the login screen!