Registration now open for the Nashville CARES AIDS Walk

The Nashville CARES AIDS Walk will be held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 26.   Meanwhile, the volunteer efforts and community outreach that make the AIDS Walk a success are underway.

Registration for the walk is now open at or by phone at 615-259-4866 and allows participants to raise awareness that HIV/AIDS remains a public health threat affecting people from all walks of life, and to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS in our local communities.
Innovations on the day of the AIDS Walk this year will bring more people and more energy to the festivities.  On September 26, the AIDS Walk is one of three walks taking place in Bicentennial Mall State Park.   The other two walks sharing the park that day are Community Nashville's Walk as One and Happy Tales Humane's Pet Stroll. Each group is doing its own separate fund raising beforehand and are coming together just for the day on September 26—to put on one strong and vibrant event with expected attendance of about 3000.   About 1,4000 people participated in Nashville CARES AIDS Walk last year.

The main AIDS Walk route, which the partners will also follow, is still about three miles in Bicentennial Mall State Park and surrounding downtown streets.  In addition, there will be a one-mile "infield" route for those who prefer a shorter walk option.  The Community Health & Wellness Festival, kids' activities, and stage entertainment will be expanded.  There will be water for all.  The Pancake Breakfast, prepared by volunteers, will now be one of the day's fund raising activities.  Pancake Breakfast tickets will be $5/person – an affordable treat.

Co-producers of the event on September 26 are Nashville CARES, CommunityNashville, and Happy Tales Humane, along with Conexion Americas and the Nashville Community Health & Wellness Team.

Register for the Nashville CARES AIDS Walk today – and take steps against AIDS on September 26.

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