The AIDS Walk is an annual event held in different states throughout the country each year to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and help AIDS patients and organizations through fundraising efforts. In Oklahoma City, this year’s annual AIDS Walk will be held on Sunday, September 23.
The AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 with a mission of creating awareness about HIV/AIDS. The organization provides health services to AIDS patients as well as education on how to prevent HIV/AIDS. They also implement ways to further promote community awareness and advocate on behalf of these communities within the greater Oklahoma City area.
The AIDS Walk will start at 2:00 in the afternoon, and this year’s theme is “Each Step Brings Hope.” It will be a one-mile walk around downtown Oklahoma City starting at the Myriad Gardens. The walk will be free and open to the public. Aside from the walk, there will also be a run, which will begin at 9:00 in the morning.
There will also be a doggie fashion show, which will start at 1:00 in the afternoon. Registration for the Pooch Parade is $5.00, and dogs will need to be in costume and on a leash.