Tarrant County AIDS Walk is set for April 5; goal is $120,000

Posted on 19 Mar 2009 at 9:07pm
By Staff Reports


The 17th annual AIDS Walk — Tarrant County is set for Sunday, April 5, starting at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

The 2009 AIDS Walk — Tarrant County, a 5K walk benefiting the Tarrant County AIDS  Outreach Center, will be held Sunday, April 5. The fundraising goal for this year is $120,000

Walkers will start at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy St., and wind their way through the Fort Worth Botanic Garden before ending up back at the Arts Center.

AOC is starting its 23rd year of providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the people of Tarrant County and eight other surrounding rural counties, officials said. This is the 17th annual AIDS Walk.

Vendor tables and informational booths will be set up at the Arts Center, opening at 1 p.m., along with registration for the event. For information on having a booth or table at the event, contact Special Events Manager Candi Rath at 817-335-1994, ext. 224, or by e-mail at candir@aoc.org.

The booth fee is $25 for nonprofit organizations and $50 for for-profit organizations and businesses. Booths include a six-foot table and two chairs, with electricity available. Those who need electricity have to provide their own extension cords.
Officials said all proceeds from the walk will go directly to AOC services and programs, since donations from sponsors have covered expenses for the event.

Sponsors include XTO Energy, Tommy’s Hamburger Grill, GCG Advertising, Graham & Carolyn Holloway Foundation, ClearChannel Radio, ClearChannel Outdoor, BATES Container, Fort Worth Monthly Magazine, American Airlines, JPS Health Network, Best Friends Club, Lambert’s Steaks, Seafood and Whiskey, Radiology Associates, Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Encore Acquisition Company and The Rug Company.

Online registration is available at www.firstgiving.com/aocwalk.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2009.

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