The SF Aids Walk 2011 — also known as AIDS Walk San Francisco (AWSF) — took place on Sunday, July 17, 2011. This year’s annual event benefited the San Francisco Aids Foundation and the more than 50 HIV/AIDS programs and services in the Bay Area. The highly successful 10k fundraising walkathon, which begins and ends in Golden Gate Park, is in its 25th year of AIDS fundraising and activism. During the past quarter-century, more than $74 million has been raised to provide much-needed lifesaving HIV prevention, testing, and care programs and services; to educate the community about HIV and prevent its spread; and to lobby the government to increase its support of HIV care, prevention, and the search for a cure.
AIDS Walk San Francisco was founded in 1987, by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. The first SF AIDS Walk was an extraordinary and much-needed success that also helped shatter the silence. More than 6,000 compassionate Bay Area residents raised an astounding $667,000. At a time when the nation was inattentive to the looming crisis, the courageous walkers brought their message visibly to the streets: “We are here to fight AIDS!” The monies raised at that event, and the annual AIDS Walks that have followed, have enabled the AIDS Foundation to continue its critical work as well as provide services to more than 100,000 men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California. AIDS Walk SF has become a Bay Area tradition, bringing together tens of thousands of participants and volunteers; hundreds of corporate, community, and friends and family teams; and hundreds of thousands of donors from the Bay Area and across the country. Have you been an AWSF participant in the past? Did you join the AIDS Walk San Francisco 2011 walkathon in Golden Gate Park?
Annabelle’s was proud to be an in-kind donor at this years 25th anniversary event.
Annabelle Candy Co., Inc.