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Gilead Sciences is Presenting Sponsor of this year's AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced that Gilead Sciences is the Presenting Sponsor of the 26th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.

“We are so grateful to Gilead Sciences for supporting AIDS Walk & Run San Diego and the education and outreach connected with this vital community event,” said Dr. Delores A. Jacobs, chief executive officer of The Center. “By serving as the Presenting Sponsor, Gilead Sciences is investing in our efforts to help San Diegans learn more about the new tools and services available to stop the transmission of HIV. Together, we will #BeTheGeneration that ends HIV as an epidemic.”

“We are fortunate and thankful to have a growing list of event sponsors willing to commit to the success of AIDS Walk,” Jacobs continued. “The contributions of our event sponsors like Gilead strengthen our fundraising and outreach efforts in profound ways. If you, or your business, are interested in AIDS Walk sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.”

Information on sponsorship is available HERE or by contacting Ian Johnson, director of special events for The Center, at aidswalk@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077, ext. 247.

Gilead Sciences, Inc., established in 1987, is a research-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines.

About AIDS Walk San Diego

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego is a program of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Each year, this event generates vital funding for local HIV/AIDS service organizations, honors those lost to this disease and helps raise awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS in our community. San Diego's largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser and the biggest non-governmental financial provider for HIV/AIDS in San Diego County, AIDS Walk helps fund essential prevention and care programs for thousands of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Established as AIDS Walk San Diego in 1989, this event took place for two years prior as the Walk for Life.

About The Center

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc. (The Center) is the nation's second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the San Diego LGBT community's anchor organization, The Center is led by a 14-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1,000 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including youth, seniors, families, the LGBT Latin@ community members and their families, and those struggling with HIV. Last year, The Center provided more than 61,000 service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.