UCSF is rallying faculty, staff, students and trainees to participate in AIDS Walk San Francisco on July 14 in Golden Gate Park.
The annual 10K-trek that begins and ends in Sharon Meadows raises funds and awareness for the continued support of HIV/AIDS programs and services in the Bay Area. This year, Ward 86, ground zero when the AIDS empidemic emerged in the early 1980s, at the UCSF-affiliated Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center will be one of the primary beneficiaries of funds raised at the event.
This year, the UCSF AIDS Walk Steering Committee has set a fundraising goal of $100,000.
As in years part, UCSF is establishing teams to represent various groups across the campus and UCSF Health in a friendly competition to see which group can raise the most funds. The top team will get bragging rights and the team name emblazoned on the UCSF AIDS Walk trophy. Individuals who raise the most money will be eligible to win prizes, such as gift certificates. Ans the person who raises the most money per team will automatically be invited to the VIP reception after the walk.
All those who sign up to walk at the event will receive free breakfast and lunch served in the park. Those who donate $25 or more will also receive a souvenir team T-shirt that they can proudly wear to show their commitment to our community.
Members of the UCSF community, family, friends and neighbors are encouraged to register today here:
Sunday, July 14 at 8:00am to 4:00pm
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco