AIDS Walk Ohio | Grand Walker Club | Central Ohio

About the Grand Walker Club

The Grand Walker Club is made up of participants who raise $1,000 or more for AIDS Walk Ohio. We created the Grand Walker Club to recognize and support the hard work, dedication and impressive fundraising that these participants contribute to the Walk -- they truly go the extra mile for our cause! Grand Walker participants inspire friends, family and community members to get involved in the Walk and embody the spirit that makes AIDS Walk Ohio the powerful community event that it is.


Last year, 80 Grand Walkers from all three walks together raised nearly $163,000! Last year, 70 AIDS Walk Central Ohio Grand Walkers raised almost $150,000! We hope that you will join us as a Grand Walker in 2017 and help us have our biggest Grand Walker Club yet.


Become a Grand Walker and win a dream vacation to Hawaii!

Hawaii.jpgAny participant who raises $1,000 or more will be entered into a drawing for a trip for four (4) to Hawaii. Package includes: 9 days/8 nights in ocean view rooms at resorts in Kahului-Maui and Honolulu-O’ahu, roundtrip airfare from John Glenn International Airport, private airport transfers, and car rentals. Trip can be customized to make this a dream vacation.
 

Travel accommodations provided through AAA Travel.


This is the year to become a Grand Walker! Any participant who raises $1,000 for any AIDS Walk Ohio event will receive ten (10) raffle entries. For every additional $100 raised participants will be receive one (1) additional raffle entry. 
If you need tips to inspire your fundraising efforts, check-out the AIDS Walk Ohio Fundraising Toolkit.


Participants in all three AIDS Walk Ohio events (Central Ohio, Dayton, and Toledo) are eligible to win.


Equitas Health’s Board of Trustees, Executive Leadership Team and Development Staff and their immediate families are not eligible to participate. Raffle is only open to Ohio residents. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes. Fundraising deadline is April 28 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced in May at the AIDS Walk Ohio appreciation event in Columbus.

Download Full Drawing Rules


Grand Walkers receive special incentives and bonuses, including:

  • Colorful crowns
  • Express Check-In at the VIP Breakfast
  • Listing on www.aidswalkohio.com
  • A special commemorative Grand Walker gift, along with other incentives
  • Dedicated phone and email support
  • Photo opportunity with Executive Director, Bill Hardy


How do I qualify to be a Grand Walker?

Any participant that sets their goal to $1,000 and raises $1,000 or more automatically becomes a member of our Grand Walker regardless of registration choice. Be sure to set a personal fundraising goal of $1,000 when you sign up.

When you choose the Guaranteed Grand Walker registration, you will be charged a nominal fee for processing and holding your card. With this registration, you are guaranteeing to raise $1,000 or be charged the balance (2) weeks after AIDS Walk Central Ohio has passed. If you raise $1,000 before that time, the only price you pay to participate is the nominal fee. 

For more information or help with achieving your Grand Walker goal, please contact our Special Events Manager, Heather Llewellyn at heatherllewellyn@equitashealth.com or (614) 340-6715.


How do I register for AIDS Walk Central Ohio?

You can register for AIDS Walk Ohio online or by phone. To register online, click here and choose your city to sign up as an individual, create a team, or join a team. To register in Columbus by phone, please contact us at (614) 340-6715 and we can assist you.

How do I donate to an AIDS Walk Ohio participant, team, or general fund?

To make a donation towards a AIDS Walk Ohio participant or team, go to the main AIDS Walk Ohio page and go to your city. Click "Find an individual" by First or Last Name or you can "Search for a team." on that city's page. 

Once you found the person or team you would like to donate to, you can

  • Click the "Donate Now" link that appears next to their name or
  • Click on their name and then click the "Donate Now" button underneath their profile photo to be taken to the proper donation form.
If you decide to make a donation to the general walk, you can click here or click the "Make a general donation to AIDS Walk Ohio" link at the top of the AIDS Walk Ohio page.