Welcome to Colm's AWA Fundraising Page
I am walking this year in the 28th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run, a fundraising and awareness campaign, that raises funds to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide critical social services and healthcare for people living with HIV. I believe it's my 26th time!
With advances in treatment and getting those that are affected in care and on the necessary medication regimen that results in an undetectable viral load we can stop the transmission of the HIV virus.
While we'd like to think that we've made leaps and bounds in medical care, it often seems like we are still facing the same struggles. While people with HIV are living much longer, healthier lives, the fact remains that people continue to be infected at alarming rates. The CDC reports that some areas - INCLUDING METRO ATLANTA - new HIV infections continue to climb at disturbingly high levels. The CDC just released a study that showed that the number of gay and bisexual men in Georgia living with HIV jumped 70 percent between 2008-2015, making Georgia the state with the fifth-highest number of gay and bisexual men living with HIV.
We can't continue living in the past. We must actively seek a better future.
AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is an opportunity for the community to come together to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and celebrate the achievements we have made in the fight against this disease.
100% of the money raised through this campaign stays here locally and will make a positive impact in our community.
Thank you for supporting me and helping to make a difference in someone’s life!
Did you know that in the U.S., 1 in 5 persons infected with HIV is unaware of their status? (Info: Kaiser Family Foundation)
Talking openly about HIV can reduce the stigma that keeps too many from seeking the testing, prevention, and treatment services, and support they need. Do you know YOUR status? (Info: CDC)
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