We have some exciting news about this year’s Walk!
We’re thrilled to announce that Lifelong has joined forces with Pierce County AIDS Foundation and Spokane AIDS Network to rename our largest fundraisers of the year! Previously known as South Sound AIDS Walk, the Spokane AIDS Walk, and the Seattle AIDS Walk, these events will now be known as (drumroll please…) End AIDS Walks!
With a combined history of 68 walks spanning nearly over 30 years, this collaboration is a new and innovative approach that brings the Seattle, South Sound, and Spokane regions together around a common goal — to raise funds for HIV prevention and care services and to build awareness that, by preventing new infections, an end to AIDS in Washington State is near.
Current rates of HIV infection in Washington have decreased slightly in recent years; however there are about 510 new cases each year and over 12,000 people estimated to be living with HIV. By providing resources and support for years to come, the launch of the End AIDS Walks will continue to be a testament to our unified effort to support those living with HIV/AIDS, reduce new infections, & end AIDS once and for all.
We would love for you to join us again this year as we launch this exciting new collaboration—because this is one finish line that we’d love to cross together!