Event to Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Spokane

Sep 25, 2019

AIDS Walk Spokane & Strength for the Journey Reunion BBQ

September 28, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PDT)
At Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Register Online at www.san-nw.org

SAN (Spokane AIDS Network) and Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) will partner on
two exciting events in September to help raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Spokane
community.

AIDS Walk Spokane & Strength for the Journey Reunion BBQ, presented by SAN, in
cooperation with SRHD, will take place Saturday, September 28, 2019. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The walk begins at noon, starting and ending at SRHD, 1101 W College Ave, followed by a
BBQ lunch provided in part by Longhorn BBQ. Although participation in the walk and BBQ is free, individuals are encouraged to register at www.san-nw.org for an accurate meal count. Opportunities to make donations will be available. Funds raised will benefit HIV/AIDS Education, Outreach and Advocacy programs of SAN – Spokane AIDS Network. Check-in and on-site late registration both start at 11:00 a.m. on SRHD’s west lawn.

These events are also a chance to meet with the SAN Board of Directors. The Board’s goal is to provide more opportunities for events and safe spaces for people impacted by HIV and AIDS to gather, build community, raise awareness and fight stigma in Spokane.
Staff have started planning for a World AIDS Day event on December 1 and are extremely
excited to continue the tradition of coordinating Holiday Bags this year. Look for more details and how to get involved on our website at www.san-nw.org.

All funds raised in conjunction with the walk and BBQ will support SAN’s mission and
programs.

About SAN and SRHD

SAN was established in 1985 as an informal network of friends, medical caregivers, and
concerned citizens to coordinate services for people living with HIV and AIDS in the Spokane area. Today, SAN’s mission is to empower people at risk of, or affected by, HIV/AIDS through education, outreach and advocacy.

SRHD’s HIV/AIDS program was established in 1988 with the primary purpose of preventing the spread of HIV infection. Today SRHD provides free HIV testing, PrEP navigation, needle exchange, and HIV case management for those at highest risk. A HIV AIDS Advisory Board provides SRHD with client input into services.

For more information, contact:
SAN: Grant Ogren
director@san-nw.org
(509) 844-1758

SRHD: Katie Anderson
kanderson@srhd.org
509-324-1515