Welcome to my 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton Personal Fundraising Page!

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Equitas Health Associate Board
Achievements
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Grand Walker
Raised $1000!
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Personal Gift
Has made a donation to this event
Personal Progress:
Goal:
$1,500.00
Achieved:
$1,670.00
111 percent of goal achieved.
Fundraising Honor Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Hi there friends & family!

Thanks for visiting my 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton personal page. I'm excited to be able to support an effort that does such critical work in our community. I feel passionately that together we can raise the funds needed to help support those affected with HIV and AIDS. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I have seen many of my friends benefit from the money raised by these fundraisers and want to make sure it continues. I have been in a loving relationship with my partner, Jeff Ochs, for 17 years and I want the same for all those afflicted with HIV and AIDS! In 2017, with proper care, preventative treatment, and education there is no reason why we all can't live long and fulfilled lives

Here are few statistics:

  • In our community a new infection occurs every 22 hours - among the highest rates in the nation. Most of these new infections occur among youth ages 13-29.
  • Montgomery County has the fourth highest rate in Ohio for persons known to be living with HIV or AIDS when compared to other major metropolitan areas in the state.
  • 22% of the people living with HIV or AIDS in the Dayton metro area are female.
  • In the Dayton metro, approximately 72% of persons living with HIV or AIDS are White. 23% are African American and 3% are Hispanic.
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention method that is used to help HIV-negative individuals reduce their risk of becoming infected with the virus by taking a once-daily pill.

The participating AIDS service organizations that benefit from AIDS Walk are at the forefront of providing services to meet the needs of HIV positive individuals in the Miami Valley. Won't you join us in the fight against this disease?

I will be participating in the 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton on Saturday, April 22, 2017 by running in the 5k.You can show your support by joining my team, making a donation on my page or even just showing up to cheer me on.  Every bit of support makes a difference!

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