Sunday, September 23, 2007

AIDS Walk for Life Charlottetown - Representin' the PEI RoadRunners

Raising Awareness - Educating - Building Community
AIDS Walk for Life Charlottetown took place on Sunday, September 23, 2007 from Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Alex & Athena, (accompanied by me on my bike), ran the AIDS Walk today as "Team RoadRunner", representing the PEI RoadRunners Club. Alex & Athena ran the 5K course twice, finishing up just before the walkers finished the loop. The Walk (run, bike...) took us from Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown down Great George St, right onto Water St, right onto Havilard/Rochford St., left on Grafton, around the Boardwalk and then up Brighton Rd/Euston St. to University Ave, and then back to Memorial Hall.

Great idea Athena! Please read Athena's note Here on the PEI RoadRunner's Message Board and let's see how many runners will be on Team RoadRunner next year at the 2008 AIDS Walk for Life in Charlottetown.

"AIDS PEI is guided by the principles of health promotion, population health, and community development. It acknowledges that determinants of health such as gender, social support networks, education, social and physical environments, personal health practices, coping skills, culture, biology and genetic endowment must be addressed if community-based AIDS work is to be effective.
It affirms the voices of people living with HIV or AIDS. It is dedicated to developing new and innovative prevention/education initiatives for targeted populations including Youth, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) community, Women, Intravenous Drug Users and those in correctional institutions. Theses initiatives enable individuals to manage their health through access to high quality support and educational programs.

AIDS PEI attempts to use community development principles such as capacity building and community ownership in order to achieve these goals. It is committed to sharing resources and experiences in order to develop partnerships and to promote the collaborative development of a community-based response to AIDS throughout PEI.

AIDS PEI is a non-judgmental, membership-driven organization which promotes diversified community involvement. Through the
assistance of members, clients, staff, and volunteers, our organization makes consistent efforts to meet the needs of all citizens of Prince Edward Island."


Complete with Athena's commentary ...

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