I am participating in AIDS Walk San Francisco this year for many reasons. Perhaps, one of the most important is to not allow the, "corona virus" to take control of the 2020 narrative. I still yearn to have 2020 be known as the year for progress.
When you support organizations like AIDS Walk SF, you are supporting progress in treatment, mental health and a cure for HIV/ AIDS. Many may not know this, but a 1 month supply of HIV/ AIDS treatment is in the surplus of $3000+. Equally as important, funds raised by this event help support non-profits who provide free or reduced mental health services to maintain a strong mind for those with little to no emotional support from friends and family.
This year, I also walk for Steven, whom I tragically lost earlier in the year.