Nearly $4 million raised in Sunday's AIDS Walk in San Francisco
By Ari Burack, Bay City News Service
July 18, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The San Francisco AIDS Foundation
reported that Sunday's 20th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco in
Golden Gate Park raised nearly $4 million for the San Francisco
AIDS Foundation and other Bay Area AIDS agencies.
According to Craig Miller, who founded the walk in 1987 and produces
the event each year, about 25,000 people turned out for the 6.2-mile
walk and raised $3,778,925.
"As evidenced by today's success, the Bay Area remains a
leader in raising urgently needed AIDS funding and serves as a
role model for the fundraising efforts of other cities,'' he said.
The Foundation reports that the monies raised go to organizations
involved in HIV/AIDS treatment access efforts in the U.S. and
in the developing world, prevention campaigns, nutrition programs,
public policy, legal advocacy and housing assistance.
Since 1987, more than 350,000 people have taken part in AIDS
Walk San Francisco and have raised more than $58 million.
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