Murry Krause, AIDS Walk 2008 champion, appeals to residents of Prince George to participate in this year’s AIDS Walk and show their support in any way they can.
“We have seen HIV/AIDS find a home in the most at-risk populations around the world,” he said. “I am sure we have all heard the suggestion that the health of a community is measured by how well it treats its most vulnerable citizens. Prince George citizens take pride in their willingness to respond to those most in need.”
Krause has been an active advocate for Positive Living North (formerly AIDS PG) since its earliest days, serving on the Board of Directors and serving as the board co-chair.
“In that time we have seen the face of HIV/AIDS change. It is approaching epidemic proportions in northern B.C. HIV/AIDS is 100 per cent preventable. There is no cure but new and effective treatments are emerging. However, all of this requires financial help and personal involvement. This is why our support is so important.”
AIDS Walk 2008 will be held at the cultural drop-in centre, The Fire Pit, located downtown on Third Ave. and George Street where the starting point, registration, lunch and entertainment will take place.
The event schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. is registration followed by opening ceremonies. The walk begins at 11 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be entertainment, free hot dogs and drinks. For more information or to register, contact Vanessa Smith or Jillian Nason at 562-1172.