Santa Margherita Sponsors National Aids Walk for Life
This year, Santa Margherita is a platinum sponsor of the NATIONAL AIDS WALK FOR LIFE. The annual AIDS WALK FOR LIFE is Canada's most important HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event. During the national event, cities and communities from across the country will host Walks to raise funds for local services and programming and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. The walk will be taking place in over 50 locations across Canada from September 16 to 23.
HIV/AIDS affects us all. There is no cure and no vaccine. The highest risk group in our country today are young Canadians aged 1523, male and female, straight and gay. Last year in Canada, one person was infected with HIV/AIDS every 2 hours.
To date, more than half a million Canadians have participated in the AIDS Walk for Life from coast to coast. Together, these Canadians have raised over $25.8 million to support programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in their communities. We Walk for those who are no longer with us. We Walk to support those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. We Walk to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in our own communities. We all have our reasons.
During specific dates in August and September, Santa Margherita will be generously donating $0.50 from the sale of every bottle of PINOT GRIGIO sold in Canada to the NATIONAL AIDS WALK FOR LIFE. Santa Margherita has confirmed that there will be no cap to their donation.
Ontario & Manitoba: August 20 - September 16
British Columbia: August 29 - September 24
Alberta: September 1 - September 30
Nova Scotia: August 5 - September 15
(This year, the Quebec Walk is being done independently of the National Walk.)
Download the announcement poster as a PDF (585 kB).
For more information about the walk and about HIV/AIDS, visit www.aidswalkforlife.ca and www.marcheactionSIDA.ca.