AIDS Walk set for Saturday, Oct. 4

Nashville’s annual AIDS Walk has been set for Sat, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville. 

The day's events include a pancake breakfast, stage entertainment, kids' and family activities, health & wellness Fair, and an easy two-mile walk that begins at noon.AIDS Walk proceeds benefit Nashville CARES, a charitable organization.  For more information visit

If you are interested in walking or forming a team, you can sign up for the AIDS Walk TODAY – sign up online at 

“It's the perfect time to begin raising money and awareness for the work Nashville CARES does across Middle Tennessee,” said Nashville Care’s Susan Kastan. “You'll be ensuring that prevention education and compassionate support services for individuals and families living with HIV will continue to be available to all in need.”

If you can’t register via the Web site, you can register by phone. For more information email or call:

Jenean Davis: 615-259-4866 x291 
Susan Kastan:  x251

The following outreach events are scheduled leading up to the AIDS Walk:

Tues, July 29 - AIDS Walk receptions at Ashley Furniture HomeStores

Join us from 5 to 9 p.m. for wine & cheese, receive 15% off your purchase, and the stores will contribute a portion of the night's sales to the AIDS Walk.  Three locations:

Cool Springs, 8099 Moores Ln next to Home Depot, 615-690-4444
Murfreesboro, 460 N. Thompson Ln in The Oaks Shopping Center 615-425-3339
Rivergate/Madison, 2160 Gallatin Pike N at Conference Drive, 615-855-3339

Sun, Aug 3 - Mayor's First Day Festival, Sommet Center, 5th & Broadway, Nashville
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. visit the Nashville CARES AIDS Walk booth at this annual family festival.

Sun, Aug 3 - "Gershwin in Blue," benefit performance by Shawn Knight - 7:30 p.m. at Nashville Children's Theatre, 25 Middleton St; donations for Nashville CARES will be taken at the door for this one-man show highlighting the work of George Gershwin.

Fri, Aug 8 - 92Q "Back to School" Bash at Hickory Hollow Mall - 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fri, Aug 8 - Nashville Sounds Baseball, Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St, Nashville - 5:30 p.m. concert & 7 p.m. game - Nashville CARES is the Purity "Charity of the Night" and music is by Jars of Clay, celebrity co-chairs of the 2004 AIDS Walk.  Tickets required: (game is v. Omaha Royals). 

Sat, Aug 9 - Car Wash by Music City Car Club - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Castrillo's Pizza in Riverside Village, McGavock at Riverside in Inglewood; this new local car club will contribute a share of car wash proceeds to Nashville CARES.

Sat, Aug 9 - Open House & Showcase for Revival: Home Inspirations - 7 to 10 p.m. at 1311 7th Av N, Nashville; realtor Branan White is taking donations for the AIDS Walk during an open house for a residence recently listed for sale; event is also a showcase for his new home decor store, Revival: Home Inspirations 615-712-6149.

Photo by Margo Amala on Unsplash

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