For nearly 40 years, Rainbow Health has centered on health equity by understanding and responding to the health needs of Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities using a person-centric approach to holistic health.
Rainbow Health to hold its 34th Annual MN Walk to End HIV on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, at Harriet Island in Saint Paul
Join us for the 34th Annual MN Walk to End HIV as we commemorate Rainbow Health’s 40th year of working to end HIV. The Walk to End HIV started as the Minnesota AIDS Walk in 1988, the first event being held at Minnehaha Regional Park. Since then, the walk has raised millions of dollars in support of HIV prevention and care initiatives in Minnesota. Significant progress has been made over the years, but the work is not finished.
According to 2020 data from the Minnesota Department of Health, there are nearly 9,500 people living with HIV in Minnesota, and an estimated 300 Minnesotans are infected with HIV every year throughout the state. Approximately 2,500 Minnesotans living with HIV do not have access to the medical care necessary to help them live long, healthy lives.
The MN Walk to End HIV is a historic community event that raises support for all those affected by HIV, celebrates the advancements and achievements of those working to end HIV, and honors those in the community we’ve lost in our fight to end HIV. It will feature special speakers and performances, food trucks, sponsors, exhibitors, and more! So rally your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to help us continue taking strides to end HIV.
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central
Harriet Island Regional Park, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Sponsorship, exhibition, and volunteer opportunities will be available. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event supports Rainbow Health’s work toward providing comprehensive services, support, and resources to community members living with HIV or facing barriers to equitable healthcare access and outcomes because of their gender, sexuality, HIV status or racial identity.