Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life takes place on Saturday (Sept. 15)
London Community News
In its 22nd year in London, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is an evening event this year. Each registered walker will be given a red lantern to light the way as we walk through from the Wonderland Gardens bandshell to the pump house in Springbank Park and back again.
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life supports three partner agencies: Camp Wendake, John Gordon Home and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection. The goal is to raise $40,000 to fund ongoing free programs and services for people living with, affected by and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in London and the six surrounding counties of Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford.
Scotiabank is the national sponsor of the event. AIDS Walk merchandise can be found at 30 Scotia branches across the city and surrounding area. Red ruby pins and paper note blocks can be purchased for $5 each. And, the local Scotiabank District Manager Glen Travers has pledged to match any funds raised by Scotia staff, as well as the proceeds from sales of merchandise in their branches toward overall Walk proceeds.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the walk takes place at 7 p.m. Visit www.aidswalkforlife.ca for more information.