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Everything You Need to Know About
AIDS WALK
Kansas City 2020



WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL THIS YEAR! In Response to COVID-19, this year's WALK is going Virtual. We will have more information on the Virtual WALK day activities as we get closer to AIDS WALK 2020 on April 25th. However, please continue to register and to raise funds for our local AIDS service organizations. We need you more than ever! Please read below for the AIDS Service Foundation's official response to COVID-19.

 
From the AIDS Service Foundation Board of Directors:
Dear AIDS WALK Family,
 
After much consideration, the board of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City, (ASF), has made the decision to transform this year's AIDS WALK Kansas City, scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 25 at Theis Park, into a Virtual AIDS WALK. This effort will be heavily driven by electronic media such as videos, Facebook Live, email communications and more.  This decision has been made in light of the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as KCMO Mayor Lucas's State of Emergency proclamation that no events or gatherings with 50 or more attendees will be allowed in Kansas City for the next eight weeks. And Monday, the White House released their Coronavirus Guidelines for all Americans asking to avoid social gatherings with 10 people or more.
 
We are deeply appreciative of the thousands of individuals, corporate partners, and organizations that have already supported the 32nd annual AIDS WALK Kansas City to this point.  We look forward to continuing to work with our friends, families and neighbors through this Virtual AIDS WALK event and work together to fight against HIV/AIDS in Kansas City. 
 
AIDS WALK leadership will continue to work closely with Team Captains, Volunteers and corporate sponsors to ensure new ways to raise money and awareness in the local fight against AIDS.  Although registered Walkers will not be able to participate in person on April 25th, "attendees" will participate through innovative AIDS WALK social media platforms and other communications.  During the next several weeks, Walk Leadership will encourage fun and competitive new opportunities for fundraising as we work towards widening the giving circle to garner additional support.
 
If you have not had the opportunity to register for this year's AIDS WALK please click on the REGISTER button above.
 
The AIDS Service Foundation wants to ensure that everyone has accurate information to ensure the safety and health of everyone.  We encourage you to visit the links here for tips on staying healthy and actions to take if someone you know has been exposed to the virus. Please click here for the CDC's recommendations.
 
Please know that in these uncertain times we are grateful for your continued support of AIDS WALK Kansas City and your commitment to bringing our city closer to an AIDS-Free generation.
 
Sincerely,
The board of directors of the AIDS Service Foundation
                                                   


VIRTUAL AIDS WALK KANSAS CITY EVENT DAY INFORMATION


Details will be announced soon. But we WILL be participating in AIDS WALK 2020 virtually. Please make plans to tune in to our YouTube Channel and Facebook page on WALK day to participate in AIDS WALK 2020 Virtually!
 
Prizes! (Fundraising Incentive Prizes will be mailed this year)
When you raise $100, you get a special 32nd anniversary AIDS WALK Memorial t-shirt
For $250, you get the shirt and a special AIDS WALK Phone Wallet!
Raise $500, you get everything above plus an AIDS WALK Thermal Water Bottle
For $1000 in donations, everything above plus an awesome AIDS WALK Padfolio!
Raise $2,500 and get a Cafe Trio Dinner and Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza Hotel package

Raise $5,000 (and above) and get everything PLUS "Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa VIP Package":

What’s a team?


Everybody loves to participate in AIDS WALK with friends, coworkers and family. It's easy to create your own team. . More information about how to create a winning team is in our download section here. You still get your individual prizes even if you’re a part of a team.


What are the white banners?


That’s part of the Memorial Team. They’re a group of families and friends who have lost someone to AIDS. Many of them have been walking with us since the first year of the walk, 31 years ago. The names they honor also appear on the memorial T-shirt you get when you raise $100. To learn more about the Memorial Team, click here.


I need to download forms, receipts and team information. Where are these?


The download page is here. Download away!


How do I volunteer?


Click here to email us and we'll contact you.There will be volunteer opportunities once the COVID-19 crisis is over and fundraising events resume.


Does AIDS WALK only raise money on April 25th?


Not any more. Because of federal and state budget cuts, more help is needed in Kansas City than ever. Fundraising for AIDS Walk is a year-round adventure. There’s always something going on!

Here’s a list of the yearly events of the AIDS WALK Fundraising Family:

Where does the money go?


All the money you raise stays in Kansas City, helping four major organizations. You can read more about these wonderful groups on the About AIDS Service Foundation Page.