DAP Health Opens Registration for Desert AIDS Walk 2021  - Palm Springs Life %

DAP Health Opens Registration for Desert AIDS Walk 2021 

DAP Health Opens Registration for Desert AIDS Walk 2021

“Together Again” Ending the HIV Epidemic

More than 2,000 local humanitarians will come together to end the HIV epidemic, expand healthcare access, and remember those friends and family members who we lost because of AIDS.

The 2021 Desert AIDS Walk, presented by Desert Care Network, will be an in-person event Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, beginning at Ruth Hardy Park and following a route through downtown Palm Springs.  The family and pet-friendly event includes a Health and Wellness Village presented by Walgreens.  Businesses interested in sponsoring the walk or participating in the wellness festival should contact James Lindquist, director of development, at jlindquist@daphealth.org.

Walker registration is now available online at www.desertaidswalk.org

The annual Desert AIDS Walk helps fund the vital work of DAP Health, previously Desert AIDS Project, an advocacy-based healthcare organization that provides service to more than 10,000 individuals. DAP Health CEO David Brinkman says, “We remain committed to ending the epidemic and caring for people living with HIV. That work includes the vital services we offer, including HIV prevention and specialty care, STI screening and treatment, housing support, benefits navigation, medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare.”

This year marks 40 years of HIV with the first reported cases about what would become known as HIV and AIDS published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Brinkman says, “AIDS taught us a community response is the most effective response. It taught us that we cannot turn our backs when communities are in need and in fear, that we must remember our humanity and the gift of giving back and be there to help. And as we have learned through our recent human rights and health equity movements, equality cannot be experienced by one until it is experienced by all.”

Event Organizer: Desert AIDS Walk

Website: www.desertaidswalk.org

Email Address: info@DAPhealth.org

Telephone: 760-323-2118

 

Date

Oct 30 2021

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Location

Ruth Hardy Park
700 E Tamarisk Rd, Palm Springs, CA, USA

Organizer

Desert AIDS Walk
Email
gnasci-sinatra@desertaidsproject.org
Website
https://www.desertaidswalk.org
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