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The McKeesport Collaborative HIV/AIDS Working Group and its partners are preparing for the 16th Annual HIV/AIDS Walk, set to take place this Saturday.
The walk is now an annual tradition that gathers hundreds of people committed to raising awareness for HIV/AIDS, and is still the only one of its kind in Allegheny County.
The 16th Annual HIV/AIDS Walk will start and end at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., Downtown. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The walk will start promptly at 9:15 a.m. and will travel from Bethlehem Baptist Church to the McKeesport Cemetery before returning to the church. The day will end with a raffle for several prizes as well as the awarding of the traveling trophy to the team with the most walkers.
Walkers may join individually with no registration fee.
The walk is designed to help further awareness of not only the impact of HIV/AIDS in Allegheny County, but also raise awareness of the great efforts in our area to combat the disease and its stigmas.
For more information on the 16th Annual HIV/AIDS Walk, e-mail Shane Siciliano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (412) 829-7112.
The McKeesport Collaborative is dedicated to developing and improving services for women affected by substance abuse and mental health concerns and their children. The Collaborative provides a continuum of care which includes referral for substance abuse and mental health treatment, family support and child development programs, self sufficiency and housing.
The McKeesport Collaborative is financed in part by a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
(Submitted photo courtesy McKeesport Collaborative)
Originally published September 28, 2016.