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AIDS Walk Atlanta 2013
Red Clay Consulting is proud to support AIDS Walk Atlanta. This annual 5K Run is the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeastern United States. Now commemorating 23 years of walking and running, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run continues to raise much needed funds for AIDS Service Organizations throughout the metro-Atlanta area. These organizations provide essential programs and services for men, women, and children who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
In 2013, Red Clay’s overall fundraising goal was $15,000. We raised $18,587 and were one of the top 5 companies! Because of our hard work and dedication, we helped AIDS WALK Atlanta achieve their overall fundraising goal of $1.1 million. Most importantly, we helped save lives! Once again, proving that nobody can do what we can do TOGETHER!!! Way to go Team Red Clay!
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, “acquired immunodeficiency syndrome” has become one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. The first cases were reported in 1981 and today, more than 30 years later:
- There are approximately 35 million people currently living with HIV and tens of millions of people have died of AIDS-related causes since the beginning of the epidemic.
- While new cases have been reported in all regions of the world, 95% of new infections occur in individuals that reside in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure.
- HIV primarily affects those in their most productive years; about half of new infections are among those under age 25.
- HIV not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households, communities, and the development and economic growth of nations. Many of the countries hardest hit by HIV also suffer from other infectious diseases, food insecurity, and other serious problems.
- Despite these challenges, new global efforts have been mounted to address the epidemic, particularly in the last decade, and there are signs that the epidemic may be changing course. The number of people newly infected with HIV and the number of AIDS-related deaths have declined, contributing to the stabilization of the epidemic. In addition, the number of people with HIV receiving treatment in resource poor countries has increased from 400,000 in 2003 to 9.7 million in 2012.
To learn more, visit http://www.aidswalkatlanta.com.