Join the Chapman Family and support the mission to end HIV/AIDS by participating in the AIDS Walk Orange County on Saturday, June 1. The 33rd Annual AIDS Walk Orange County features a 5K walk along the Huntington Beach boardwalk.
The Chapman LGBTQIA+ and Latinx Staff and Faculty Forums are leading a Chapman team, which has raised $105 out of a goal of $500. Sign up to be a member of the Chapman University LGBTQIA+ Panthers. If you are not able to attend the walk, you can still contribute to the cause.
“One of the best ways to combat stigma is to empower those affected through love and support by demonstrating compassion and involvement. AIDS is not an individual problem but an epidemic impacting communities,” says Jonathan Charres, chair of the LGBTQIA Staff and Faculty Forum, “Come show your Chapman pride and help combat AIDS.”
Dr. Gabriela Castaneda, chair of the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, continues, “Community is a vital vehicle to effectively combat the AIDS epidemic. Through community support, education and empowerment, we can make a difference in people’s lives. Your support is needed. Come join the fight against the AIDS epidemic.”
Registration is $25 and includes an AIDS Walk Orange County 2019 t-shirt, available for pick-up the day of the event or at a Radiant Health Center Monday, May 27 through Wednesday, May 29. Event festivities begin at 8:30 a.m and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
All donations support individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Funds raised will support critically important programs including food pantries, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, mental health counseling, kids and family programs, support groups and HIV education and prevention services.