Friday, March 20, 2020
Kansas City AIDS WALK 2020 Goes Digital
As critics and supporters of Prez Trump battle over the term "China virus" local leaders and activist continue their work to end stigma against victims of HIV/AIDS - A pandemic that the world has been living with for nearly four decades.
And so, here's an update on Kansas City leaders and fundraisers hoping rally the community for another good cause . . .
AIDS WALK Kansas City Goes Virtual
After much consideration, the board of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City, (ASF), has made the decision to transform this year's AIDS WALK Kansas City, scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 25 at Theis Park, into a Virtual AIDS WALK. This effort will be heavily driven by electronic media such as videos, Facebook Live, email communications and more. This decision has been made in light of the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as KCMO Mayor Lucas's State of Emergency proclamation that no events or gatherings with 50 or more attendees will be allowed in Kansas City for the next eight weeks. And Monday, the White House released their Coronavirus Guidelines for all Americans asking to avoid social gatherings with 10 people or more.
We are deeply appreciative of the thousands of individuals, corporate partners, and organizations that have already supported the 32nd annual AIDS WALK Kansas City to this point. We look forward to continuing to work with our friends, families and neighbors through this Virtual AIDS WALK event and work together to fight against HIV/AIDS in Kansas City.
AIDS WALK leadership will continue to work closely with Team Captains, volunteers and corporate sponsors to ensure new ways to raise money and awareness in the local fight against AIDS. Although registered Walkers will not be able to participate in person on April 25th, "attendees" will participate through innovative AIDS WALK social media platforms and other communications. During the next several weeks, Walk Leadership will encourage fun and competitive new opportunities for fundraising as we work towards widening the giving circle to garner additional support.
If you have not had the opportunity to register for this year's Virtual AIDS WALK please do so today.
The AIDS Service Foundation wants to ensure that everyone has accurate information to ensure the safety and health of everyone. We encourage you to visit the link below for tips on staying healthy and actions to take if someone you know has been exposed to the virus.
Please know that in these uncertain times we are grateful for your continued support of AIDS WALK Kansas City and your commitment to bringing our city closer to an AIDS-Free generation.
For questions or more information, go to AIDSWalkKansasCity.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us at a call 816- 931-0959.
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