Scotiabank Aids Walk For Life Vancouver, Sept 21st
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In the fight against AIDS every step counts.
That was proven today at the 23rd annual AIDS Walk for Life, where thousands packed Vancouver's Stanley Park to show their support.
The event raised more than $420,000 for AIDS research.
Photo courtesy of CTV.ca
September 21st, Sunday, 23rd Annual AIDS Walk For Life, Vancouver
I went to the event and it was good. I felt good anyways. The AIDS Walk For Life is an annual fundraising event that is organized by the BCPWA society that provides support for people living with AIDS in British Columbia, (www.bcpwa.org).
The event is meant to raise awareness for AIDS and to provide fundraising to continue services provided by BCPWA for their programs. The event is also generously supported by various sponsors, namely Starbucks and Scotiabank among others. This event has recently been used as a political platform by various political parties to campaign especilly this year since the general elections are coming up. The Green Party's leader, Elizabeth May joined in the walk this year as did the NDP and the Liberal party's Vancouver centre riding candidate, Hedy Fry.
The AIDS Walk For Life is not exclusive to Vancouver alone. On the same day of the walk, Calgary and Edmontonians joined in the AIDS Walk For Life in their respective cities in Alberta where each city pledged to raise at least $110,000 & $120,000 respectively.