UCSF Warms Up for AIDS Walk San Francisco 2015

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan

Members of the 2014 UCSF AIDS Walk teams, which made UCSF the No. 1 fundraiser last year. Photo by William Lee

More than 250 members of the UC San Francisco community are geared up to participate in the annual fundraiser AIDS Walk San Francisco, a 10K hike through Golden Gate Park.

Twenty-four UCSF teams have been formed so far. They have already raised more than $50,000 in funds to support Project Inform and several HIV/AIDS programs in the region. Ranging from art auctions to lemonade sales, many teams are organizing fundraising efforts leading up to the event.

Last year, UCSF finished in first place among AIDS Walk San Francisco teams, collectively raising a total of $80,050.24. This year’s UCSF AIDS Walk Steering Committee has raised the bar on that success, with a goal of $90,000.

As in previous years, the UCSF ARI/Global Health Sciences team leads the race, having raised more than $17,000 weeks before the event. The UCSF Alliance Health Project team is a close second at more than $14,000. In addition the top 5 individual UCSF walkers who raise the most funds will each receive a $100 gift certificate generously donated by Macy’s. The top five fundraising teams so far: 

  • ARI/Global Health Sciences: $17,170
  • Alliance Health Project: $14,304
  • Campus Life Services: $5,311
  • Division of HIV/AIDS at SFGH: $4,310
  • Gladstone Institutes: $4202.40

As in other years, UCSF walkers attending the event at Golden Gate Park will receive a free breakfast and lunch. Participants who contribute $25 also receive a commemorative #OneUCSF T-shirt.

Support the AIDS Walk

You can support UCSF's teams in a number of ways:

1) Join a team and walk on Sunday, July 19.

2) Sign up as a "virtual walker" if you can't attend that day.

3) Contribute to a person who will be walking.

For more campus news and resources, visit Pulse of UCSF.

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