SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, July 7, Golden Gate Park was host to the 30th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco. The event was hosted by ABC7 News anchor Dan Ashley.
The charitable walk is a 10k fundraising event that started and ended in Golden Gate Park. This year the walk raised nearly $2 million online and brought thousands of people together in the famous San Francisco park.
In 2015, 20,0000 participants raised nearly $2.3 million for Bay Area AIDS service organizations. Many of the participants were members of the 600 corporate and community teams.
The 2016 event benefitted Project Inform, Ward 86 at San Francisco General Hospital, Project Open Hand and HIV/AIDS programs and services throughout the Bay Area.
Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised over $86 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area and has become the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California.
This year’s top fundraiser was Richard McAllister, who raised $23,823, according to the SF Gate.
The AIDS Walk San Francisco is now the governing body of AIDS Walk San Francisco. It is comprised of a Board of Directors that oversee the event’s production and decide how all of the funds raised are allocated and distributed.
The Board also chooses the beneficiaries each year and makes the announcement well in advance so that donors are well aware of who the money will be benefiting.