AIDS Walk Houston 2014, presented by Marathon Oil, is a community-wide event that attracts thousands of Houstonians each year. The walk is produced by AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. and benefits local AIDS Service Organizations striving to make an impact in the fight against AIDS while providing vital social services to Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS.
We are a little under two weeks away from the big day on Sunday, March 9th and Houstonians are fundraising in full swing! Groups and individuals from around town have been organizing community fundraisers for AIDS Walk and we want to share with you a few of the ways you can take advantage of these offers and events.
214 Fairview St. #2
This weekend, Friday through Sunday, Max's Wine Dive will feature two awesome drink specials to help raise money and awareness for AIDS Walk Houston. Rock out with a "Red Flowmosa" and $1 will go back to AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) or enjoy any sparkling rose (by glass, bottle or to-go) and 10% of the purchase will be donated to AFH.
Flow Juice Bar
214 Fairview St.
This weekend, Friday through Sunday, visit Flow Juice bar. Enjoy "We Got the Beet, one of Flow's newest "detoxing juices," for $7 (12 oz) or $9 (16 oz) and $1 will go back to AFH.
|George Foreman - Grand Marshal|
World Champion Boxer, entrepreneur and philanthropist George Foreman will serve as Grand Marshal and Honorary Chair at this year's 25th anniversary of AIDS Walk Houston.
As AFH gears up for the 25th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Houston, we are proud to announce our co-chairs George Lancaster, Ruben Galvan and Grand Marshal George Foreman are working hard to make this quarter-century milestone event a banner year for fundraising for HIV/AIDS service organizations.
|AIDS Walk Chair:
George Lancaster - Chair
George joined the respected international real estate firm Hines as a college intern. Today, he is a senior vice president responsible for the firm’s internal and external global corporate communications. He has extensive experience in marketing, public relations and property management.
An SMU graduate with a BFA in Communications, he is active in the Texas nonprofit community currently serving as board chair for Stages Repertory Theater. He also sits on the boards of Houston’s HSPVA Friends and the Meadows Museum in Dallas. He is a former board member of The Meadows Foundation, a family philanthropy. We are excited and proud to have him serve as chair of our largest fundraiser of the year, and hopefully of the last quarter century.
|AIDS Walk Co-Chair:
Ruben Galvan - Co-Chair
Expect the unexpected from Ruben Galvan, feature reporter for KPRC 2 Houston. After spending the last ten years as a reporter in San Diego, Ruben is thankful to be back in his hometown. Ruben is a family kind of guy with a great sense of humor. He loves Tex-Mex fajitas and can dance with the best of them.
Ruben has worked closely with Universal Studios, Disney, SeaWorld, and has covered national shows like "American Idol,"and the "Teen Choice Awards."
Giving back is important to Ruben and we are thrilled that he has agreed to serve as co-chair to the 25th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Houston. Ruben has also dedicated a his time to City of Hope, Make-A-Wish Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy and The Children's Hospital.
As we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Houston we are making "25" a central theme for 2014. One of the ways we are going to do this is by asking 25 professional and community groups to competitively participate to receive the most donations.
This year's AIDS Walk Houston 2014 Benefiting Agencies are:
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.
Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic
Bering Omega Community Services
Bread of Life - St. John's Church
Brentwood Community Foundation
Crisis Intervention of Houston
Lazarus House: A Center for Wellness
Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
SNAP - Spay-Neuter Assistance Program
*If your organization is chosen as a benefiting agency you will be notified and will receive an accompanying contract. All benefiting agencies must reach a $2,500 fundraising goal to receive a payout.