ABOUT AIDS WALK ORLANDO
Since 1995, AIDS Walk Orlando has raised more than $1 million to assist the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. in the movement to end the HIV epidemic in Orlando, Florida. AIDS Walk Orlando is a community fundraiser event for people of all backgrounds to join and make their mark on stopping the spread of HIV and connect those impacted to essential resources.
The stakes are much higher now than before and our communities need more HIV awareness, prevention, and treatment options to keep them healthy and well.
That’s why we’re introducing AIDS Walk Orlando 2021 Online! Traditionally, AIDS Walk Orlando is held at Lake Eola Park in beautiful downtown Orlando. However, to ensure the safety of everyone involved and in place of walking at the park, this year the fundraiser will be held online via Zoom.
The online experience will be a live presentation with remarks from our elected officials and media partners, reflections from HIV experts who will share about the HIV epidemic through the lens of the Coronavirus pandemic, poetry, and testimonials from Hope & Help patients.
The online experience is free and open to the public. Corporate Partnership, Team, and Individual Fundraiser packages are available now.
FLORIDA, WAKE UP!
As we focus on the issue of HIV, it’s important to view it in concert with the Coronavirus pandemic. Florida ranks high among all U.S. states when it comes to HIV and Coronavirus. There’s actually some commonality between the two. Let’s take a look!
What do HIV & COVID have in common?
Both are communicable diseases
Both are public health crisis
Both need public education
Both may be asymptomatic—Get Tested for Each!
Both can be preventable—Wear A Condom and Use PrEP, Wear A Mask and Get Vaccinated!
DO YOUR PART AND PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
BY BEING PROACTIVE AND SEEKING MEDICAL CARE .
TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Preventing HIV transmissions in Orlando starts with you! Thank you for taking this responsibility seriously and investing your time and resources to keep our home healthy. As a Team or Individual Participant, you have the power to create significant awareness about prevention and treatment for HIV within your sphere of influence. The Participant Guide details important information about AIDS Walk Orlando and shows how you can fundraise to the best of your ability. Read the Participant Guide thoroughly and feel free to contact Hope & Help with any questions you may have.
Because this year's AIDS Walk Orlando is online, there is no Registration Fee to participate. The Top 5 Teams and Individual Participants and the amount of funds they've raised are posted here daily. A little friendly competition goes a long way. Will you or your team be number one?
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION
Is your company looking to make a strong impact in community health? AIDS Walk Orlando is the perfect match to change the health outcomes for people at-risk for contracting HIV and for people with HIV, all while recognizing your company's commitment to social responsibility. Hope & Help is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit health center that has spent over 30 years providing free HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C testing, STI testing and treatment, case management for people with HIV, food assistance, and much more to ensure that all obstacles for patient care are removed.
Orlando ranks #2 in the nation for new HIV transmissions and Florida ranks #1 for new HIV and AIDS cases. Hope & Help is doing its part to stop the spread of HIV/STIs through its free and low cost life-saving services. Now, Hope & Help needs your support. Join the movement! We’re raising $40,000 for AIDS Walk Orlando 2021! Help make it possible for Orlando to be HIV/STI-free. Sponsor AIDS Walk Orlando today! To learn more about Hope & Help and its health services, visit www.hopeandhelp.org or call 407.645.2577.
SIGN UP AND DONATE HERE
ABOUT HOPE & HELP
Hope & Help began in 1988 as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend who was dying of AIDS-related complications. Since then, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida, with a full medical clinic, in addition to testing, education, prevention, case management, and support group services.
Today, the organization offers HIV/STI preventive and treatment services in English and Spanish to thousands of patients across Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seminole, and Miami.