AIDS Walk returns to Volunteer Park September 22nd

In 2011, more than 3,000 marchers gathered in Volunteer Park to celebrate 25 years of the Seattle AIDS Walk. While 2012 brings a less notable milestone — yay, 26! — thousands are again expected next Saturday the 22nd for this year’s walk and run. And there’s still plenty of time for you to be one of them.

A fundraiser to support HIV/AIDS services in our community.

Walk with us on Saturday, September 22 at the Seattle AIDS Walk, a 5K march of support and remembrance through the streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The AIDS Walk brings thousands of people together to raise funds and awareness in the local fight against HIV and AIDS.  Proceeds benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance and partnering community service organizations. 

You can sign up as an individual or join a team at You networking types can sign an entire new team up, too. It’s free to walk — $35 for the 5k runners — but the key is signing up to collect pledges from the community for your effort. Here’s the current individual pledge leaderboard:

Top Walkers

  • 1. Reno Tripiano – $6,067
  • 2. Rusty Martin – $5,430
  • 3. Brian Sycks – $3,720
  • 4. John Shadoff – $2,675
  • 5. Christine Charbonneau – $2,500

*Last Updated 09/13/2012

If you won’t be walking but you still want to support the cause, you can also donate directly via the site.

The route again will make its way through Capitol Hill streets. Standing along the sidewalk and cheering your friends on is another good way to support the cause.

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