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AIDS Walk San Diego update: Leading the fundraising pack

Leading the Fundraising Pack

The competition is on to see who will be the top AIDS Walk fundraisers in 2016 – and we can’t thank them enough! Check out who is leading the pack so far:

Top 5 Individuals

1.    David Ramos 

2.    Kevin Beiser 

3.    Delores Jacobs 

4.    Justin Sargent

5.    Rebekah Hook-Held 

Top 5 Teams

1.    Sempra Energy/San Diego Gas and Electric 

2.    San Diego LGBT Community Center 

3.    POZabilities 

4.    Stepping Stone of San Diego 

5.    San Ysidro Health Center

Spotlight on the Hard Rock Hotel Team

Since 2011, the team from Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has been a vibrant presence at AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. Over the years, they’ve had close to 100 team members and they’ve always added joy to this event.

“One of our core values is to LOVE ALL- SERVE ALL. Meaning, although we love hospitality, our soul is to serve those in our community,” said Mercedes Martin of Hard Rock Hotel Teams. “We realize there are bigger things going on in the world that also deserve our attention. Our brand and our team is dedicated to giving back whether it’s raising money, offering first hand assistance, or raising awareness. It’s just how we roll. We are excited to be participating (in AIDS Walk) another year!”

AWSD Volunteers Needed – Can You Help?

AIDS Walk needs hundreds of volunteers to produce this amazing community event. If you have any time, we need help with advance work, event set-up and day-of-event activities. No experience is necessary, so please join us!To sign up online today, go here.  To learn more, contact Sarah Merk-Benitez at 619-692-2077, ext. 202 or via e-mail at volunteer@thecentersd.org

Want Your Very Own Yellow Shoe

All you need is a team with 10 (or more) registered participants or to raise $1,000 (as a team) by 8am on Mon., Sept. 19 and that yellow shoe will have your name on it! Remember, team participants can be registered in either The Walk or Run on Sat., Sept. 24. Go to www.aidswalksd.org register your team today!

Upcoming Fundraising Events

SYHC Wine Tour

On Sept. 3, tour both Finca La Carrodilla and L.A. Cetto, two of Baja California's vineyards, and help raise money for San Ysidro Health Center's AIDS Walk Team!

The $75 tour package includes: *  Bus Transportation *  Breakfast Buffet *  Puerto Nuevo Lobster Dinner *  Cheese & Bread TastingAWSD16 Wine Tour

Reserve your seats for just $40! The tour departs at 7am from parking lot at Jai Alai Tijuana. For more information, contact Marcos Sigala at -619-778-3585.

Support Pozabilities

The Pozabilities team is hosting a fabulous community dinner – and you are invited! 

This event is on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 6-8pm at The Big Kitchen, 3003 Grape St. For only $20, you'll get a great home-cooked meal and support AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. Reserve your seats today at www.pozabilities.org/eat or 619-241-8538.

Don’t Miss the ‘Back to the 80s’ Dance Fitness Party

On Sat., Sept. 10 from 1-3pm, join the San Ysidro Health Center’s team for an afternoon of fun and fitness. With more than 18 fitness instructors under one roof, you're guaranteed to find a way to get your heart pumping!

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. All proceeds support the San Ysidro Health Center's AIDS Walk & Run team. The event takes place at The San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St. For more information, contact Karla Torres at (619) 666-4686 or ktorres@syhc.org.

Check out many of the many upcoming fundraisers!