Patriot Care is a sponsor of 2017 AIDSWALK & RUN – Boston for the 3rd year in a row.
On Sunday, June 4, over 10,000 people will come together for this event, which benefits AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, the region’s leading provider of HIV prevention and care services. AIDS Action needs our help to keep preventing new infections, supporting those affected, and tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS. Please join us at DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell!
The event dates back to June 1st, 1986, when 4,000 people came together to take part in an event called “From All Walks of Life” to raise awareness about the growing AIDS epidemic. Gaining visibility for this cause was so important. At that point, a diagnosis of HIV was a death sentence, and many lost friends, loved ones, and co-workers to an illness we knew very little about. That event grew to become AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run, an annual grassroots community event and AIDS Action’s largest fundraiser. Over the past three decades, nearly 300,000 people have participated in the annual event and raised over $37 million for AIDS Action’s programs and services.
“At Patriot Care, we are on a mission to eliminate suffering. Our sponsorship of AIDS Walk Boston helps the AIDS Action Council work to prevent new infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and to end the epidemic here in Massachusetts. We are proud to be sponsoring this event for the second year, and to be able to help our partners with this great cause,” said Bob Mayerson, CEO of Patriot Care.
If you’d like to join the Patriot Care team, you can register online. We’ll have T-shirts for the first 10 patients who sign up and register with us!
Even those who can’t make it on June 4 have the option of being a “virtual walker” who will be there in spirit. Please sign up to join us today.
“The 2015 AIDS Walk Boston was a powerful event, and I was glad to attend and support this great cause,” said Nathan Costello, general manager of the Lowell dispensary. “It was so impactful to me to meet so many dedicated patients, supporters, and fundraisers. I’m excited to be part of the event in 2016 again, and to be able to continue serving patients of Massachusetts.”