In 1987, volunteers from Philadelphia’s gay and lesbian community center, Penguin Place, decided to organize a walk-a-thon to support area AIDS agencies and to raise public awareness about the disease.  The Philadelphia Region's first AIDS Walk raised $33,000.  Since then, tens of thousands of fundraising walkers have gathered each year to participate in the region’s largest annual HIV/AIDS public awareness and fundraising event.

AIDS Walk Philly, produced by AIDS Fund, now includes a 5K Run, a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and information tables from local service organizations.  Each participant is asked to raise funds by soliciting sponsors – your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.  You can register as an individual or you can participate as part of a team.  Either way, you’ll be raising money from your sponsors that will go to fight HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia Region.


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AIDS Fund conducts a variety of programs throughout the year to increase public awareness about the impact of HIV on our communities. AIDS Fund's mission is to educate about, and increase public awareness of, HIV/AIDS and to provide emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV disease and organizations providing HIV services in our communities.

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The official registration and financial information of AIDS Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.