AIDS Walk for Life

Scotiabank AIDS Walk Toronto 2016

published: September, 11, 2016 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Social Media, AIDS Walk for Life, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Fundraisers, Events, John McCullagh

This annual fundraiser took place on Sunday, September 11, 2016, to benefit ACT. Here are some photos of the event.

Scotiabank AIDS Walk Toronto 2016

The ACT team prepare to lead off the Walk In Toronto, 19,000 people are living with HIV, and one person in the city is newly diagnosed every day. The good news, however, is that new diagnoses are going down. The other good news is that treatment advances, new knowledge about the factors that lead to transmission and new prevention technologies allow us to envision a future without HIV. In the meantime, however, care, prevention and support services are still required for those living with, af

CAS staffers break ranks to drop bombshell accusations and a plea for help

published: October, 04, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Activism, Conferences, Current Affairs, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In an open letter, three Canadian AIDS Society staffers risked their jobs this past weekend to express a loss of confidence in CAS leadership. Can the already embattled CAS survive this latest blow? Bob Leahy reports.

CAS staffers break ranks to drop bombshell accusations and a plea for help

Three insiders take aim at CAS leadership  Three unhappy staffers from the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) have blown the whistle on the organization, accusing its leadership of a lack of transparency and accountability to its members, a lack of vision, failure to honour the GIPA principles and inadequate consultation with the community in developing its strategic plans. In the letter, remarkable for its bluntness, they also cite a focus on internal funding issues rather than the needs of the co

Can social media help prevent the spread of HIV?

published: November, 01, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Social Media, CATIE, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Sexual Health, Health, Media

In this review CATIE suggests that more researchers need to consider and evaluate engagement with electronic social networks and associated technologies (such as smartphones) to help people lead healthier lives.

Can social media help prevent the spread of HIV?

This article by Sean R. Hosein first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici. HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including syphilis and gonorrhea, continue to spread in high-income countries such as Canada, Australia, the U.S. and in Western Europe, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM). A key part of prevention efforts is to offer HIV testing so that people can know their status and take steps to protect themselves and o

Walking with Dab The AIDS Bear

published: November, 26, 2012 Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Fundraisers, International , Living with HIV

Danny Miller with a first-hand account, with photos, of what it was like taking part in the Washington D.C. AIDS Walk.

On October 27th 2012 thousands and thousands of people all gathered together in Memorial Plaza, Washington DC for the annual AIDS Walk DC which benefits Whitman-Walker Clinic, one of the best HIV treatment centers on the east coast. This blogger was there with four of my closest friends as well as my Dab the AIDS Bear Darby as “Team Special” (don’t ask, we had already had way too much coffee when we came up with the team name). It was a beautiful fall day, perfect weather for so ma

AIDS WALK LA ROCKED!!!

published: October, 19, 2011 Written by // Louis "Kengi" Carr - L.A. Correspondent Categories // Community Events, AIDS Walk for Life, Events, Photography, Louis "Kengi" Carr

Last Sunday Kengi joined over 30,000 people for the 27th Annual AIDS WALK LA and, he says, the experience was powerful

AIDS WALK LA ROCKED!!!

A few weeks ago I decided that I was going to participate in my first ever AIDS WALK LA. Not only that, I was going to form a team of friends and supporters to join me. Once again I set out to raise awareness and get people involved in HIV and AIDS and once again I was completely successful. Pops always told me that I never needed to be the brightest light and that I never needed to be the biggest or most important person involved. In fact he told me I didn't need to be important at all. “A

Toronto AIDS Walk for Life 2011

published: September, 25, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Events, Features and Interviews, Brian Finch

Once again it was time for the AIDS Walk for Life, a Toronto annual fundraising event for HIV/AIDS programming and services. Congratulations on having a great and successful day!

Toronto AIDS Walk for Life 2011

Once again it was time for the AIDS Walk for Life, a Toronto annual fundraising event for HIV/AIDS programming and services. Congratulations on having a great and successful day! 

Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life Interview: Village Pharmacy

published: September, 21, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Events, Guest Authors, Brian Finch

Brian Finch chats with Village Pharmacy owner about his suppot of the AIDS Walk For Life 2011.

Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life Interview: Village Pharmacy

If you would like to sponsor Zahid, and the Village Pharmacy to reach their goal of $550 (only fifty dollars away) you can do so by following this link. To find out more information on the Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life and where and when it will be held in your region then check out their website. 

Jason talks about the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, this Sept. 25th

published: September, 15, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Events, Events, Brian Finch

For this fundraiser, The AIDS Walk this September 25th is personal.

Jason talks about the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, this Sept. 25th

The annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life is around the corner. I wanted to speak to Jason RIchard Cole about his participation in the walk. This stemmed from a Facebook post he wrote about ACT that caught my eye.  The get details on "The Walk" in your area, you can find details here as it takes place across Canada. Before getting to the walk itself, what does the AIDS Committee of Toronto mean to you?  ACT for me symbolizes a safe harbour, or shelter from the storm (if I can bor

Ottawa AIDS Walk For Life Fundraiser

published: November, 03, 2010 Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Fundraisers, Events

A late roll-out, the economic downturn, fundraising fatigue, and the recent controversy in Ottawa over criminalization that erupted this summer..

...may have all contributed to this year’s Ottawa AIDS Walk For Life failing to reach its fundraising goal of $100,000.00 by almost 50%! I suppose it could have been worse. Windsor, where high profile criminalization charges have also been levied, did only 21% of their goal! E-mails such as this were not uncommon for Walkers in Ottawa trying to solicit donations: “I wish I could sponsor you again this year” wrote one person, “However; I read that [the organization you support] is objec