We are officially less than a month out from this year’s AIDS Walk Ohio!
For those of you who don’t already know, the Dr. Robert J. Fass Memorial AIDS Walk is something that I am personally passionate about and committed to. And, I’m hoping you’ll join me in supporting the largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event in the state.
For more than five years, Cardinal Health has been proud to work with our customer and partner, Equitas Health, because of its steadfast commitment to stop HIV in its tracks. We’ve raised nearly $107K and have had great team and volunteer participation throughout the years.
While we’ve made significant strides in this fight thanks to partners like Equitas, there is still more to do.
That’s why I’ll be there on April 13th. I’m committed to the need for resources around prevention. I’m committed to stopping the stigma around HIV. And more than anything, I’m committed to seeing this deadly virus become a thing of the past.
How can you help?
Make a tax-deductible contribution in support of my fundraising goal
Walk with me (and perhaps make a pit stop for brunch along the way!)
Be an Ambassador
Volunteer to support the event
Here’s why your help matters to me:
Nearly 1 in 4 Ohioans don't know their HIV status
Knowing makes a difference. Current HIV treatment - sometimes as simple as one pill, once a day - can stop HIV from harming a person's immune system and make the virus un-transmittable to sexual partners
This year Equitas Health will reach 67,000 Ohioans with HIV testing, prevention, and education services
Equitas Health testing counselors and linkage to care coordinators are specially trained to help people newly-diagnosed with HIV transition to regular treatment
Close to 90% of people living with HIV who receive treatment or case management services at Equitas Health have achieved "Undetectable = Untransmittable" status, compared with only 47% nationwide
Your support means a lot to me and to those living with HIV in Ohio. So, let’s do this. Let’s end the stigma and make shame-free testing and treatment accessible to all.