19th Annual AIDS Hike for Life

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Benefiting ACR HEALTH

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 19th Annual AIDS Hike for Life...let's make it the biggest & best yet! Want to know how to form a team and fundraise? Click HERE for a Captain Kit!

Getting started is easy and it only takes a few minutes to register and create your online Personal Fundraising Page. This makes it so quick & easy for family, friends and social media contacts to donate! Raise at least $100 and get an AIDS Hike for Life T-shirt!! Raise $500 or more and be a member of the 500 Club! Get "crowned", a special 500 Club jacket, treated like royalty and more!

Two new wrinkles for the 2017 AIDS Hike for Life:

  1. New start time is 1 pm for the 5K Walk and 5K Timed Run
  2. Everyone who registers (online or in person) will be entered for a chance to win a party for 20 from 8 FRESH!

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.