AIDS Walk & Run marks 25 years in Calgary
This year is the 25th time that the AIDS Walk & Run has taken place in Calgary. (File)
Published Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:13AM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:22PM MDT
Supporters of AIDS treatment and research gathered at Eau Claire Plaza on Sunday morning for the 25th annual AIDS Walk & Run in Calgary.
The event, which includes a three kilometre walk and five kilometre run, takes participants along the Bow River and through Prince's Island Park.
They were also able to enjoy live entertainment, food and fun activities.
Money raised at the event goes to support HIV Community Link, an organization that help individuals and communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C.
Since the first walk, approximately $1.8 million has been raised to fund the agency and its services in Calgary.
According to organizers, about 63,100 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Canada, with 7,200 of those in our province alone.