TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life Toronto, which raises funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), takes place this Sunday, September 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Church and Maitland.
Media are invited to attend the opening ceremonies and Walk kick-off from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Many photo and video opportunities available of people doing stuff for AIDS!
|WHAT:||Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life in support of AIDS Committee of Toronto. For a route map, visit http://aidswalktoronto.ca/the-event/route-map|
|| Alberta Cefis, Scotiabank Executive Vice President & Head,
Global Transaction Banking & Scotiabank Walk Team Captain
Shaun Proulx, Chair, Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto & media personality
Hazelle Palmer, Executive Director of ACT
John Maxwell, Director of Programs & Services of ACT & ACT's Walk Team Captain
|WHEN:||Sunday, September 22|
|1:30 - 2 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, speeches by ACT and Scotiabank representatives, including pre-Walk stretching session|
|2 p.m. Walk kick-off, photo opportunity at Start/Finish line with ACT and Scotiabank representatives kicking off the Walk|
|3 - 6 p.m. After party|
|| Corner of Church and Maitland Street
514 Church Street
|WHY:||The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life raises funds and awareness about HIV/AIDS in Canada. The Walk has raised over $38 million since 1996 and has attracted well over half a million participants.|
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- This year's entertainment lineup features DJ Sumation spinning anthems from the last 25 years to honour the Scotiabank AIDS Walk in Toronto anniversary. Impersonators & drag queens join in the fun!
- ACT has partnered with artist James Fowler to create a unique and interactive art piece using canvases. The public is encouraged to leave their thumbprints and/or a personal message as an intimate marking of their solidarity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 20 canvases will be displayed on the walls of ACT offices (399 Church St.) during the weeks following the Walk. The segment is sponsored by Dudley's Hardware and Curry's Art Supply and Tidy's Flowers.
- Free activities for kids pre- and post-Walk, includes face-painting, balloon animals, interactive games, colouring books, bubbles and a fire-breather! At Church St, between Wellesley and Alexander St.
- From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - To honour our loyal pals, this year's Walk has an on-site groomer, Paws Playgrounds (@pawsplaygrounds) and pet station with water bowls, treats and an opportunity to win prizes like doggie daycare and grooming!
Funds raised will support a range of activities at AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), including health promotion and HIV prevention programs, as well as support services for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Walk not only raises funds, but awareness about HIV/AIDS. Visit www.actoronto.org for more information about ACT's programs and services.
For further information:
Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life, Toronto
Leanne Minichillo, diva Public Relations
AIDS Committee of Toronto
Kyle Greenwood, Manager of Executive Communications and Administration
416-340-8484 ext. 282
Nadine Jahangir, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-2927,