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San Antonio AIDS Foundation Announces Early Registration for 26th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS

July 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 24, 2017
Contact:

Ken Slavin, VP of Communications                     
O: 210-225-4715, ext. 141    
C: 210-313-0597
kslavin@SanAntonioAIDS.org

Pablo Cruz, Communications Associate             
O: 210-225-4715, ext. 105    
pacruz@SanAntonioAIDS.org



San Antonio AIDS Foundation Announces Early Registration for
26th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS


SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will host the 26th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Dr.

Early registration is now open for the popular family- and pet-friendly HIV/AIDS fundraiser, which includes both a two-mile walk and a 5-km run.  Sign up at http://www.RunWalkforAIDS.org.  Fees are $25 for walkers and $30 for runners who sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, September 11.  After the deadline, the fee is $30 for walkers and $35 for runners any time leading up to the day of the event.
                                                                                                                                   
“This is San Antonio’s most significant HIV/AIDS fundraiser, providing much-needed support for SAAF’s client services, including free HIV testing, prevention education, case management, outpatient care and our year-round hot meals program for needy HIV-positive people in the greater San Antonio area,” said SAAF CEO Cynthia Nelson. “We encourage everyone to join us for this great event for a great cause.”

This year, the event route begins and ends at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, running along the Salado Creek Greenway.  All registrants will receive a participant packet containing the official event T-shirt, coupons and promo items.  They will also enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by several local vendors, information and activity booths, DJ music and more – all in a colorful, festival-like setting.

Contact SAAF’s communications department at 210-225-4715, ext. 141, or visit http://www.SanAntonioAIDS.org for more information.
                                                                          
ABOUT THE SAN ANTONIO AIDS FOUNDATION
Founded in 1986, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is the oldest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization in Bexar County. Its mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.  SAAF is located at 818 E. Grayson St.  For more information, visit http://www.SanAntonioAIDS.org or call Ken Slavin, vice president of communications, at 225-4715, ext. 141.

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Mission

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF, /sāf/) has a dual mission — to provide compassionate medical care and social services to people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and to help prevent the spread of HIV through education, counseling and testing.

Philosophy

We are guided by the belief that HIV/AIDS is a disease and those affected by this disease should receive compassion and understanding.  SAAF advocates a harm reduction philosophy believing that all individuals with HIV need compassionate services, including food and shelter, irrespective of their individual circumstances and practices.  SAAF exists to provide dignity and comfort to individuals infected with HIV and AIDS. SAAF supports the provision of services without discrimination on any basis, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, handicap, immigrant status, national origin and criminal background.