Media Advisory/Photo/Interview Op - Drag Queens, Miss Canada(s) and Politicians 'Funk it up' in the fight against HIV/AIDS

    Toronto's Funkiest Fundraiser, the AIDS Walk for Life, will fill the
    streets with colour this weekend.

    TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Toronto is taking the fight against HIV/AIDS to
the street this weekend with Funk n' Walk, a charity walk and party featuring
a host of political leaders, celebrities and participants who will raise
awareness about HIV/AIDS and raise funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto
    Thousands of walkers and supporters will meet at the Church/Wood Street
starting line to participate in a walk like none other, then groove on into
the evening at the Xtra! Community Fair and Molson Beer Garden to the 12-piece
Boogie Wonder Band as they perform on the Church Street stage. With huge
prizes, elaborate costumes, large teams and a jam-packed afternoon, Funk n'
Walk will certainly be the most colourful and most entertaining walk of the

    What:        AIDS Walk for Life Toronto - Funk n' Walk

    When:        Sunday, September 16, 2007
                 12:30 p.m. - pre-walk entertainment
                 2:00 p.m. - Funk n' Walk begins

    Where:       Corner of Church Street and Wood Street (north of Carlton).

    Photo Opps:  George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-term
                 Kyle Rae, Toronto City Councillor, Toronto Centre-Rosedale
                 Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament, St. Paul's Toronto
                 Stephanie Cerbino, Miss Canada Globe 2006
                 Cali Tanner, Miss Teen Canada Globe 2006
                 Lori Lucier, Executive Director, ACT
                 Robb Walker, Chair, AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

    Organized locally by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), this is
Canada's largest AIDS walk. AIDS Walk for Life Toronto raises vital funds for
ACT's programs and services for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.
For more information, register or to donate, visit
    A media tent will be set-up at the corner of Church Street and
Wood Street where interviews with ACT spokespeople and photo coordination can
be arranged. If you are interested coordinating an interview prior to
September 16th we would be happy to help arrange a time.

    About ACT

    The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) delivers responsive, effective, and
valued community-based HIV support services and education, prevention,
outreach and fundraising programs that promote the health, well-being, worth
and rights of individuals and communities living with, affected by and at risk
for HIV/AIDS, and increase awareness of HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1983, ACT
provides free, confidential supportive and practical services to people living
with HIV/AIDS as well as information, outreach, education and HIV prevention
programs to at risk communities. Visit for more information
about ACT's programs and services.

For further information:

For further information: Kyle Guttormson, (647) 262-5403,; Nicholas Schulz, (647) 883-2719,

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