Thank you, Scotiabank AIDS Walkers!

With growing numbers of HIV diagnoses and in the midst of an economic downturn, the over 250 people who gathered together for the Scotiabank AIDS Walk gave a powerful message to people living with or affected by HIV that they are not alone. On September 18, our community of participants, amazing volunteers, performers, and government representatives gathered together at Eau Claire Plaza to walk for HIV awareness and raise funds for HIV programming.

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk created an opportunity to talk about HIV, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, and to remember those who have been lost. We are grateful to have heard the personal story of the Honourable Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta and Minister of Status of Women, who shared both  a message from Premier Rachel Notley and also her personal story about the stigma her family has experienced as a result of her mother’s HIV diagnosis. The Minister was accompanied on the stage by the Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism. The event was also attended by Michael Connolly, MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood, Brian Malkinson, MLA for Calgary-Currie, and Greg Clark, MLA for Calgary-Elbow.

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk was also an important fundraiser with a donation total of $80,587.47. These critical dollars will support HIV Community Link’s programs in Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Brooks.

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More photos available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HIVCommunityLink/ 

We are happy to announce the prize winners for this year’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk top fundraisers. The top three fundraising teams are Team Klinck, Maids for AIDS, and MAC Calgary. The top three individuals with outstanding results in fundraising for the Walk are Greg Barry, Jonathan Moscoso, and Jennifer Dick. More information is available on the fundraising page that will be open for donations until December 31, 2016. All the prize winners will be contacted individually.

HIV Community Link wants to thank each and every one of our Walkers for the effort of fundraising and spreading our agency’s message. We want to thank our volunteers and our volunteer Walk committee, who worked hard to provide an amazing experience. A big thank you to our artists and performers, to our donors and supporters, and to everybody who attended the event.

Thank you for being champions for our vision: Empowering Choices. Engaging Communities. Ending Transmission. We hope to see you again next year!

Thank you to our event supporters and sponsors:

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