New York: On June 11, 2006, the Caribbean Peoples International Collective will hold its 6th annual AIDS Walk Caribbean®. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has evolved from one centered on gay white men to one largely affecting people of color, women and youths. Staying true to CPIC mission of improving the general health and standard of living of people of color especially Caribbean-Americans and the people of the Caribbean region, CPIC has organized AIDS Walk Caribbean® to raise funds to support its many programs which increase awareness of the scope of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the Caribbean American Community; provide intensive HIV/AIDS education and prevention; and provide support for those affected by the epidemic.
With the theme of “Refocusing On a Vision for a Better Health Future,” the goal of AIDS Walk Caribbean® 2006 is to bring together people from various walks of life, many with personal connections to HIV/AIDS. Participants walk to remember loved ones who have died; to help friends, family members and persons who are living with HIV/AIDS celebrate their survival and reaffirm their own lives. What these participants have in common is that they are coming together to remind everyone that in 2006, the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to have an enormous effect on the lives of many and to their support by walking and raising money for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Join the Post Walk Celebration “After Walk Family Health Day Picnic at Wingate
Park”. Bring your tents, blankets and lunch baskets! Participate and learn more about various organizations/companies in your community and what services they provide that benefits you and your family, free services for example health insurance (for immigrants and non immigrants), HIV medication, HIV counseling and testing, free health screening and gifts.
To learn more about CPIC, Inc Mission visit: www.CPICIncNY.org
To register for AIDS Walk Caribbean® 2006, form a team and/or collect pledges visit: www.AIDSWalkCaribbean.com