HIV remains a serious health epidemic in Arizona that affects everyone. Take steps today to help Aunt Rita's Foundation and our Partner Agencies END HIV in Arizona by registering to participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run on Sunday, October 23rd in Downtown Phoenix.
Aunt Rita's Foundation AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run is Arizona's largest volunteer health charity walk that brings together over 6,000 participants raising money for HIV prevention education and essential services to those affected by HIV and AIDS. Aunt Rita's Foundation equitably distributes funds raised at AIDS Walk to our 16 Partner Agencies who provide prevention education and essential services needed to those affected by HIV and AIDS.
There are several fun ways that you can participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run. Whether you are looking for a challenging run or just a casual stroll,
everyone can participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona and 5K Run. Anyone can register to participate even the family dog can help raise awareness and funds.
Gather your friends, family, pets, co-workers and community to form a team to participate in the Walk to End HIV. This year with your help we will for Aunt Rita’s Foundation, but we need YOU to help us reach that goal.
I became an AIDS activist in 2004 after the sudden loss of my son Rychard to HIV/AIDS at the age of 36. I had made him a silent promise from my heart that I would try to make a difference. My journey of healing began by fundraising for HIV & AIDS charities. doing all that I could to make that happen.
I began by supporting the Cascades AIDS Walk in Portland with my niece in the fall of 2004. It was then that Team Rychard was established.
I continued to support that walk until 2008 when Phoenix re-established their walk & I began to support Aunt Rita's Foundation.
Over the years I have continued my journey of healing by holding several different fundraisers in the Fountain Hills area. My goal was to not only raise awareness & money for HIV/AIDS but to keep Rychard's memory alive. I believe I have done that by raising well over $100,000 in the past 12 years. I am proud to say that Team Rychard has been one of the top fundraisers for Aunt Rita's Foundation. I am proud to be alongside my friend Richard/Barbra Seville in co-chairing this year's walk! And I am quite sure that my son Rychard is proud of me
"Just a Mom"
Walk Registration Fees:
All participants will receive this year's AIDS Walk Arizona and 5K Run Commemorative T-Shirt.
|Team Leader and Walker||-||$35|
|Student with I.D.||-||$15|
|Children 12 and under||-||Free|
|June 15, 2016 - Sept. 15, 2016||-||$40|
|Sept. 16, 2016 - Oct. 14, 2016||-||$45|
|Oct. 15 - Day Of||-||$50|
The Top DOG fundraiser will be updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 10:00 a.m.
|Dog's Name||Team||Total Raised|
|2.||Mila The Mini Schnauzer Carden||barbra seville's Wonderful 100||$130|
|3.||Daisy Stockdale||Golden Girls||$25|
Kids for the Cause will be updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 10:00 a.m.
|Kid's Name||Team||Total Raised|