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?
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.
Our goal for this year’s event is 500 participants and $60,000 in funds for HIV/AIDS services.
Opening Remarks: 11 AM
Bike Riders Start:11:30 AM
5K Starts:11:45 AM
Walk Starts:12 PM (Noon)
Medaling Ceremony:1:30 PM (approximate)
LOCATION: Fifth Third Field Plaza
220 N. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402