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Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Honors 35 Years of AIDSWALK Tucson

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2023

Tucson, Arizona — The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is proud to announce the 35th annual AIDSWALK Tucson, a landmark event that continues to unite our community in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year’s AIDSWALK Tucson, scheduled for Sunday, October 15th, marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to raising awareness, supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS, and promoting a future free from this disease. We are grateful that Desert Diamond Casinos has once again, partnered with AIDSWALK Tucson as the Title Sponsor.

Since its inception in 1989, AIDSWALK Tucson has grown into a symbol of hope, resilience, and unity. This event brings together individuals, families, local businesses, and organizations to demonstrate their unwavering support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to raise critical funds for education, prevention, and support services

Event Highlights:

  • Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • Time: Registration begins at 7:00 AM
  • Location: Jácome Plaza Park

What to Expect:

Participants can look forward to a vibrant and memorable event filled with community camaraderie, inspiring stories, and a shared determination to make a difference. The 35th AIDSWALK Tucson will feature:

  • A scenic walk through the heart of Tucson, emphasizing the strides we’ve made and the work that remains to be done.
  • Educational booths offering information on HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and the services provided by SAAF.
  • Live performances, guest speakers, and engaging activities for all ages.
  • Opportunities to connect with local leaders, advocates, and individuals passionate about creating an AIDS-free future.
  • End the event by witnessing the opening of the quilts during our Quilt Ceremony.

“We are incredibly proud to reach this milestone of 35 years of AIDSWALK Tucson,” says Beth Frantz, Chief Executive Officer at SAAF. “Our community’s support has been instrumental in driving progress against HIV/AIDS, and we are more committed than ever to achieving our vision of a world without stigma, discrimination, or new HIV infections.

Get Involved:

You can be a part of this impactful event by registering to walk, forming a team, or supporting a participant. Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps us move forward together towards a brighter, healthier future for all.

For more information and to register for AIDSWALK Tucson 2023, please visit the link below.

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