AIDS Walk South Jersey is Coming Up

by Press Release | Sep 23, 2007
AIDS Walk South Jersey is Coming Up South Jersey, it’s time to put on your walking shoes! Join the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey (ACSNJ) and Dooley House, Inc. on Saturday, September 29 for the third annual AIDS Walk South Jersey.

Come out to Cooper River Park in Pennsauken to walk 3.7 miles in support of HIV/AIDS social service programs and experience a fun day of activities. Registration begins at 8am with the official walk start at 10am.

ACSNJ President/CEO Arthur H. Dion, Dooley House, Inc. President/CEO Emery Troy, Camden Riversharks mascot Finley, and Courier Post mascot Spot the Dog, will open the walk with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Walk day activities include a display of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt, appearances by sports players including Fred Baxter (formerly of the New England Patriots), hand massages and makeovers by AVEDA, free back massages from a certified masseuse, appearances by clowns and festive music.

Registered walkers who raise a minimum of $10 in pledges receive a complimentary walk t-shirt. All participants receive a free breakfast from Wegmans and a hotdog lunch from Aramark.

Proceeds raised directly benefit the programs and services of ACSNJ and Dooley House, Inc.

Event sponsors are UPS and Aramark as platinum level sponsors, Campbell’s Soup, L3 Communications, The Trend, Volunteers of America, Wawa, Commerce Bank, Aveda and James Herman, Esq. as gold level sponsors, and Bowman & Company, LLP, Marlin Leasing, Wegmans and Macerich as silver level sponsors.

“We are excited to co-host AIDS Walk South Jersey for a third year. This family-centered event helps to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS in our community and how we can all work together to prevent its spread,” says ACSNJ President / CEO Arthur H. Dion. “I hope you will join us on September 29 as we walk to fight this deadly disease.”

Furthermore, Dooley House, Inc. President / CEO Emery Troy says, "Please come out and join us as we take big steps to help small children."

Participants can donate to ACSNJ by signing online to www.acsnj.org or calling 856-933-9500, ext. 204 to request a printed pledge form. Participants can donate to Dooley House by calling 856-541-1154 to request a printed pledge form.

For more information on how to become involved with this event, please contact ACSNJ at 856-933-9500, ext. 204 or Dooley House at 856-541-1154.

Founded in 1988, the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey (ACSNJ) is a nonprofit organization providing 20 free social services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties.

Founded in 1988, Dooley House is a nonprofit organization established to provide holistic care to medically fragile infants, children and families with particular emphasis with those stricken with HIV / AIDS.

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