AIDS walk – September 19, 2010

My 2nd annual AIDS walk in support of the Living Positive Resource Centre in Kelowna. I raised over $600 to support the fight against  HIV and AIDS. My friends, family and our dogs joined us for this 1km walk around City Park in which we walk alongside HIV / AIDS victims, local supporters and comunity service providers. 

Currently, more than 34 million people are living with HIV and AIDS, according to the most recent UNAIDS Report. Of that more than half of all new infections worldwide are occurring among young people. With the purpose of reducing the impact of HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C, the Living Positive Resource Centre offers support, awareness, education, and prevention programs to meet the needs of those living with these diseases, and provide the knowledge and tools necessary to promote a safe society empowered to live at its full potential. I have worked collaboratively with the LPRC within my work as a counselor and it was a great pleasure to donate and walk with them last Sunday!

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About Nicole Ripley

Chosen as the 2011-2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar for District 5060. I will be studying a Masters in Counselling Psychology at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Australia. I will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Attadale and South Bunbury in District 9465.
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