The Life Foundation, which provides AIDS services and education
for the community, will sponsor its annual fundraiser, AIDSWalk,
on March 8 at Kapi‘olani Park. Interested participants can register
Participants can register online at http://www.Aidswalkhawaii.org.
Donations are accepted by VISA or MasterCard. Online registrants
will receive the updates by e-mails and can issue an electronic
invitation to the walk or for donations by online.
People who do not have access to the Internet can register
by phone: 521-2437 ext. 240. A donation record sheet and other
information materials will be mailed to them. Late registration
and donation banking will be accepted at Kapi‘olani Park on
the day of the walk.
The Life Foundation is Hawai‘i’s oldest and largest AIDS service
organization, and this year’s AIDSWalk, “20 Years of Hope in
Action,” is a commemoration of its 20th anniversary. The organization
offers referral and case management for people with HIV/AIDS,
and focuses on HIV prevention and education for the community.
The 12th Life Foundation AIDSWalk will start with entertainment
at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will follow from 9. Food, information,
and entertainment will continues until 12:30 p.m.
AIDSWalk participants ask their friends, family, or co-workers
to sponsor them for the walk with tax-deductible donations to
the Life Foundation. Participants who raise more than $100 will
get an AIDSWalk commemorative T-shirt. Those who raise the most
money will get prizes at the awards program, which starts after
the walk at 12:30 p.m. Any business or organization can form
a team and be part of this event.
The walk’s route is about five km. around Kapi‘olani Park.
It is suitable for all ages and abilities including participants
in wheelchairs, or strollers. From 1983 to 2001, in Hawai‘i,
2,583 AIDS cases have been reported. Of these cases, 1,078 have