About The Grand Rapids Red Project
The Grand Rapids Red Project's mission is improving health, preventing HIV and reducing risk. The organization’s board is made up of volunteer community members who are passionate in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. It is a non-profit, community service organization supporting individuals and communities in the West Michigan area affected by these infectious diseases. For more information about The Grand Rapids Red Project, please visit http://redproject.org/.
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The Red Project's 2012 Aids Walk Grand Rapids
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, The Grand Rapids Red Project will host the 20th annual AIDS Walk at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. AIDS Walk is an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money to support services related to education and elimination of HIV and AIDS in the Greater Grand Rapids area.
On October 13 at 11:00 a.m. hundreds of runners and walkers will participate in the AIDS Walk & Run starting and ending at Rosa Parks Circle. Leading up to the event, participants are able to form teams and raise money to support the mission of The Grand Rapids Red Project.
"The funds raised at AIDS Walk remain a vital lifeline that sustains the Grand Rapids Red Project’s prevention, care and advocacy programs for thousands of men, women and families affected in our community," says Tami VandenBerg, board president for the Grand Rapids Red Project. "Just as important, the walk also raises awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on individuals, families and the community at large, reminding us all that we must work together to stop the spread of HIV."
The Grand Rapids Red Project is a local organization whose mission is preventing HIV, reducing risk and improving health in the city of Grand Rapids. Each year The Grand Rapids Red Project reaches thousands of people with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention and provides education about the need for HIV testing.
"Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate partners, foundations and individual donors. The battle is far from over, but together we can make sure that progress is made in preventing the spread of HIV in our community," says VandenBerg.
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