UCSF Exceeds Fundraising Goal for AIDS Walk San Francisco

By Lisa Cisneros on August 14, 2014

Teams from UC San Francisco raised more than $79,000 in AIDS Walk San Francisco so far, exceeding its ambitious goal of $75,000. This puts UCSF in first place overall among top fundraising teams at the annual fundraiser, which took place on July 20. Teams across the Bay Area collectively brought in more than $2.3 million.

AIDS Walk San Francisco - Top 10 UCSF Teams

As of Thursday, August 14, 2014

1.  UCSF ARI/CTSI/Global Health

$19,153.00

2.  50 Reasons + UCSF Women's HIV Program

$10,205.00

3.  UCSF IT

$8,983.00

4.  UCSF Radiology

$6,932.00

5.  UCSF School of Pharmacy

$4,510.00

6.  UCSF Office of Sponsored Research

$4,182.14

7.  UCSF Campus Life Services

$4,140.00

8.  UCSF

$3,726.00

9.  UCSF Pathology

$3,110.00

10. UCSF Medical Center

$3,100.00

Funds raised in the annual trek through Golden Gate Park will help fund Project Inform and 43 other Bay Area HIV/AIDS service organizations, including those at UCSF that help people living with the disease survive and thrive.

“These funds will enable Project Inform and its community partners to continue to provide urgently needed food, counseling, financial assistance, and so much more for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the Bay Area,” Project Inform said in an email message to supporters. “Your contributions will also keep Project Inform leading the way in the search for an actual cure for HIV and cutting-edge strategies to prevent new infections.”

UCSF’s contingent of more than 200 walkers – wearing bright orange T-shirts commemorating UCSF’s 150-year anniversary – stood out among 20,000 people who convened in Sharon Meadow on a typical foggy summer day.

As in previous years, the UCSF team comprising the AIDS Research Institute, Global Health Sciences and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute led by Robert Mansfield far exceeded the other teams raising more than $18,300.

Final figures will be available in a few weeks as checks and online donations continue to come in to Project Inform.

UCSF has long been a top fundraiser in AIDS Walk San Francisco. Since the onset of the AIDS epidemic more than 30 years ago, the University also has been a global leader in patient care, research, health policy and education. Check out “Thirty Years of AIDS” timeline.