First Frost ONLINE Registration Closed - Opens at Thompson Park at 11:30 am Sunday, Oct 15th

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Benefiting ACR HEALTH

First Frost Walk/Run - Sunday - October 18 - 1PM - Thompson Park & Zoo

Thank You for participating in the 18th Annual First Frost Walk/Run!!

100% of funds raised stay in Northern New York

ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and support services to individuals with chronic diseases including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders, and serious mental illnesses. ACR Health, a legacy of AIDS Community Resources, serves the counties of Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence in New York State.

Where the Money Goes:
Adolescent Health Initiative: This teen-centered peer leadership program focuses on topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, drug and alcohol prevention, healthy nutrition, and promotion of sexual health and safety. Funds raised will also support our DIVAS (Discovering Important and Valuable information About Self) program, an after-school program targeting at-risk African-American and Hispanic adolescents. These programs reach more than 6500 youths per year.

Q Center:
The Q Center has a mission to promote health, safety, and empowerment for high-risk young people.  It is a safe place for LGBTQ youth and their allies, ages 13 – 22, to gather.  The Center offers educational and social events, HIV education and testing, and drop-in counseling.  It is an expensive undertaking, but one that is vital to the health of young people.

Emergency-Basic-Human Needs:
An ongoing stabilization initiative that provides HIV-infected individuals and their families with food, personal care items, household items, and clothing during critical times.