AIDS Walk Orange County

  • About AIDS Walk Orange County

The 31st annual AIDS Walk Orange County, scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017, features a 5 km walk and Red Ribbon 5 km Fun Run through the William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine, CA.  The program and festival attractions includes music, food vendors, carnival booths, and merchandise sales. This year we are on a [...]Read more

  • Location & Schedule

Location William R. Mason Regional Park, Irvine, CA Situated near the UCI campus and Irvine business district, hundreds of acres of protected land serve as a natural reserve dedicated to habitat enhancement. Many native animal species inhabit the area, while the lake and lush shade trees provide visitors with a refreshing change of pace. Driving [...]Read more

  • Red Ribbon 5k Fun Run

For the fourth year, AIDS Walk Orange County will feature a Red Ribbon 5k Fun Run to bring runners to our historic community charity event. The Red Ribbon 5k Fun Run is a fun, community, all inclusive running event for runners of all fitness levels. The main requirement for this 5k is that you have [...]Read more

  • Survivor Club

This year, AIDS Walk Orange County is offering participants who are living with HIV/AIDS the opportunity to be recognized, celebrated, and honored for their courage in dealing with and survival of the daily challenges presented by HIV/AIDS. We believe that the time has come for us to offer people living with HIV/AIDS the opportunity to [...]Read more

  • OC AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels and AIDS Memorial Tent

Shanti Orange County, a recipient agency of AIDS Walk Orange County, will again be presenting the AIDS Memorial Tent and OC Memorial Quilt Panels at the walk this year. Background In 1989, after 2 years of caregiving, Joan Shaw lost her son, Steven, to AIDS. Seeking support and education, she joined a support group called [...]Read more

  • Related Events

Following is a list of AIDS Walk-related events that either benefit the walk itself or benefit a recipient agency walk team. All events are open to the public. There are no related events at this time.Read more

  • Food Festival

You’ve just walked or ran 5km. It’s nearly lunch time. What should you do? Well, there’s no need to leave. AIDS Walk has got your needs covered with the Food Festival opening at 10:30 am right in the heart of the William R. Mason Regional Park! We are working hard to put together a great [...]Read more

  • Resources

Please feel free to use the above video in your personal AIDS Walk marketing efforts. Thank you to Doheny, LLC, for creating this wonderful informational video.   MATCHING GIFT INFORMATION A matching gift is a donation made by a corporation or foundation on behalf of one of its employees. The donation matches (either in full [...]Read more

  • Red Ribbon Club

The AIDS Walk Orange County Red Ribbon Club is composed of the area’s greatest financial supporters in the fight to end AIDS in our community. We are seeking Friends, Champions, and Heroes in this fight and we’d like you to join us. Following are the benefits of each level of membership and a listing of [...]Read more

  • Participant Information

All Participants for the 2016 AIDS Walk Orange County & Red Ribbon 5k Fun Run must be registered! You cannot participate in the event unless you have registered. REGISTER TODAY! Registration Fee A minimum registration fee of $25 is required. The registration fee may be applied to AIDS Walk or the Red Ribbon 5k Fun [...]Read more

  • Donation Information

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and all funds raised go to Orange County agencies that provide services to those in our community affected or infected by HIV/AIDS or to groups that provide HIV/AIDS prevention education. Here are just a few examples of how your donation could be used by our recipient agencies… $25 [...]Read more

  • Sponsors & Vendors

AIDS Walk Orange County exists because of the help of our generous and committed corporate and foundation partners. Without support from our community leaders, the Walk couldn’t have raised the $15 million it’s raised in the past 30 years. We’ve counted on their support for all those years and couldn’t produce this event without their [...]Read more

  • Volunteer Information

Volunteer opportunities are available for the day prior to the Walk and for the day of the Walk. If you are interested in volunteering for AIDS Walk Orange County and for a listing of the specific opportunities available, please contact… Tammy Nguyen Volunteer Services Coordinator 949-809-5771 or tnguyen@ocasf.orgRead more

  • Recipient Agencies

In 2017, AIDS Walk funds will be distributed to four recipient agencies. All recipient agencies are qualified 501(c)3 organizations. One hundred percent of the funds received by recipient agencies must be used to support the HIV/AIDS community in Orange County and/or HIV prevention programs. Below is the list of the 2017 recipient agencies. AIDS Services [...]Read more

  • Fundraising Incentive Prizes

Besides the knowledge that you are helping those in Orange County affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, we want to give you the incentive to raise more funds. A limited number of all prizes are available and will be distributed to participants in the order in which each participant achieved the designated goal. Check them out [...]Read more

  • Event Staff Contacts

AIDS Walk Orange County c/o AIDS Services Foundation Orange County 17982 Sky Park Circle, Suite J Irvine, CA 92614-6482 Phone: (949) 809-5700 Fax: (949) 809-5779 The following people are available to help you and answer questions about AIDS Walk… Event Coordinator, Recipient Agencies, Registration, Individual Walkers & Walk Teams Sierra Catcott – (949) 809-5750 or [...]Read more

  • About HIV/AIDS

  In 1986, the year AIDS Walk Orange County started, Dr. H. Mahler, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that as many as 10 million people worldwide could already be infected with HIV. The first case of HIV/AIDS in Orange County was reported in 1981. Protease inhibitors, introduced in 1996, provided a [...]Read more

  • Presenting Agency

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) is the lead organization responsible for organizing, promoting and producing AIDS Walk. This includes soliciting corporate and foundation sponsorships, producing all advertising and collateral material, managing this web site, volunteer engagement, fiduciary responsibility for funds raised and working with the AIDS Walk Steering Committee which is comprised of recipient [...]Read more

  • History

1987 – The first Walk to raise funds to assist people living with HIV/AIDS in Orange County is established by a group of caring citizens and volunteers. The money is distributed among several agencies to help provide essential prevention and care programs. 1996 – AIDS Services Foundation Orange County steps forward and assumes responsibility for [...]Read more