The first Saskatoon AIDS Walk took place in 1993 and nearly thirty years later, OUTSaskatoon, Prairie Harm Reduction (formerly AIDS Saskatoon) and our new partner Saskatoon Sexual Health are collaborating to host this annual fundraising walk.
Saskatoon AIDS Walk is about so much more than fundraising, it is about creating awareness: awareness about the realities of HIV/AIDS in Saskatoon, the losses, barriers, and challenges, as well as the opportunities, care, collaboration, and the generous spirit of our community.
Saskatchewan has the highest HIV rate in Canada, more than double the national average, which is fueled by injection drug use. This is further compounded by the crystal meth and overdose epidemic that the province is currently facing. 1 in 5 people don’t know they are living with HIV. Your participation in Saskatoon AIDS Walk will help fund support services for people living with AIDS and demonstrate visible support for people who are living with HIV.
All Saskatoon AIDS Walk proceeds support direct services for people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS in our community. Funds are used to deliver programming and support services, education and resources, and to operate Saskatchewan's first safe-consumption site. Together, over half a million Canadians have raised more than $42 million to support programs and services in their communities. In the last 2 years alone the Saskatoon AIDS Walk has raised close to $105,00.
In 2020 we did not hold an in person walk in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This year we are excited to see everyone in person again! After the walk we will gather at the Roxy theatre to hand out prizes for our top fundraisers, listen to a few speeches and thank you’s from our community partners and enjoy the astounding community of Saskatoon.
Help us reach our fundraising goal of $45,000! Exclusive prizes are available for those who reach fundraising milestones of $50, $100, $250, $500 and $1000
So sign up as a team or as an induvial visit www.yxeaidswalk.ca
Have questions? Want to connect with a person about the campaign? Contact Brice Field [email protected]