Welcome to my 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton page!
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton personal page. I'm excited to once again support an effort that does such critical work in our community.
When I was in college, I put on an AIDS awareness bracelet, vowing not to take it off until there was a cure. That was many moons ago, and today, it is still on my wrist. It serves as a daily reminder that although we don't hear as much about AIDS in the news these days, this epidemic has not gone away.
The mission of AIDS Walk Greater Dayton is to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations through education and promotional activities leading up to the event and through the participation of corporations, walkers, runners, riders civic leaders and community members together in this annual event.
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 Ohio. Won't you join us in the fight against this disease?
This year's goal of AIDS Walk Greater Dayton is 500 participants and $60,000 in funds for HIV/AIDS services.
I will be participating in the 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton on Saturday, April 22, 2017 as team captain for "Team Barrel House." You can show your support by joining and walking with our team, being a virtual walker, making a donation or showing up to cheer us on!
This year also brings the return of an additional event to participate in - The Bar Crawl on March 25th!!
We hope you will join us. Every step counts and bring us closer to a world without AIDS.
Thank you for your support!
Nancy Heater, Team Captain
Team Barrel House - Bar Challenge
ABOUT HIV AND AIDS
- There are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the US and almost 1 in 8 don’t know they’re infected.
- About 1 in 4 new HIV infections is among youth ages 13-24.
- As of 2013, 19,554 Ohioans were reported living with HIV. Including undiagnosed individuals takes the estimate to about 23,000 Ohioans living with HIV in OH.
- Since the epidemic began, nearly 648,459 people with AIDS have died in the US.
- An estimated 1 in 16 black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime.
- HIV remains the #1 health threat for gay and bisexual men.
- 50,000 new HIV infections occur every year in the US with Ohio accounting for approximately 1,100 of them.
- Approximately 14,000 people in the U.S. with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2011.
- Every 22 hours someone in central Ohio is newly infected with HIV.
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