2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton

Team Barrel House - Bar Challenge

Greetings! Thank you for visiting our AIDS Walk Greater Dayton team page. We are proud and excited to participate in AIDS Walk Greater Dayton for our third connesecutive year, and to help support an effort that does such critical work in our community.

This year's goal of AIDS Walk Greater Dayton is 500 participants and $60,000 in funds for HIV/AIDS services.

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’s walk will be held on Saturday, April 22nd. In addition to the walk, this year also brings the return of The Bar Crawl on March 25th!!

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.

This is a cause that has always been close to my heart. 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.

Jeff and I are proud to put a team together again this year, for the 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton, and we hope that you will join us. Every step counts and brings us closer to a world without AIDS.

Thank you for your support!

Nancy Heater, Team Captain
Team Barrel House - Bar Challenge


  • 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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