Why do you Walk?

September 2, 2020

AIDS Walks have always been more than a fundraiser. A Walk is a statement, it is being visible and standing for the belief that people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV deserve dignity, equality and long, healthy lives. 

This year, although we can’t come together physically, we can still be visible and stand with people living with HIV and communities that bear a disproportionate burden of the epidemic. Our Walk Away from Stigma campaign invites our friends and allies in the community to use the technology of social media to share messages of support and solidarity, and to encourage friends and family to support the mission of The AIDS Network.  We have highlighted six causes for this years virtual Walk, which communicate some of the most important messages that form the basis of our work in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant. They are:

Supporting people living with HIV

Celebrating the message of U equals U 

Supporting a Harm Reduction approach and people who use drugs


Supporting threee communities that bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic:

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men,

African, Caribbean Black communities,



Why do you walk? Check out our causes and sample social media posts, and join us in this years Walk Away from Stigma awareness and fundraiser campaign.