AIDS Walk Orange County Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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AIDS WALK ORANGE COUNTY CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY, SOLIDIFYING ITS NAME AS ONE OF THE OLDEST AIDS WALKS IN THE U.S.

Largest LGBTQ+ Healthcare Provider in Orange County to Host Family Friendly Walk in September

WHAT: Radiant Health Centers (RHC), the largest LGBTQ+ healthcare provider in Orange County, will host its 35th annual AIDS Walk Orange County on September 18, 2021 in Irvine, Calif. The annual event, which falls during the 40th year since the first five cases of AIDS were reported, will include a family friendly walk in the Bill Barber park, entertainment, and much more. Key speakers include the Mayor of Irvine Farrah N. Khan, Mr. Gay Pride OC 16/17’ and Phillip Yeager, Radiant Health Centers CEO.

The event will also feature a cutest dog and best themed AIDS Walk t-shirt contests, a fun zone with obstacle course challenges, food trucks and more.

Registration is $25 and includes a free AIDS Walk Orange County t-shirt. Those interested supporting LGBTQ+ medical and support services can also make donations by visiting https://www.radianthealthcenters.org/events/awoc.

Sponsors include: ADP, Shopoff Realty, Gilead Sciences, Avita Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente, and Room&Board.

WHEN: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Walk starts – 9 a.m.

WHERE: Bill Barber Memorial Park 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, Calif. 92606

Media RSVP requested

WHY: Radiant Health Centers (previously the AIDS Services Foundation) is an Irvine-based nonprofit that has been working to bring compassionate care to Orange County’s LGBTQ+ community for nearly three decades. The AIDS Walk Orange County is one of the oldest AIDS Walks in the U.S., making its 35th anniversary celebration a historic event. The funds raised at this annual event make an immediate impact in the lives of LGBTQ+ community members in the county living with HIV/AIDS. The event has raised more than $3 million in the past eight years and hopes to continue its fundraising to raise awareness and provide care for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The nonprofit cares for and supports those living with HIV and the broader LGBTQ+ community regardless of their HIV status through various medical services and support programs. From case management, mental health services, counseling and medical care, Radiant Health Centers continues to expand its care to ensure Orange County community members have access to services vital to their well-being and health.

INTERVIEWS/VISUALS:

  • Interviews with community members and clients of Radiant Health Centers including, Gay Pride OC 16/17’ and Daniel G. Garza, Radiant Health Centers Board Member and Client
  • Interviews with Radiant Health Centers CEO, Phillip Yaeger
  • Strong visuals of Orange County community members participating in the annual AIDS WALK OC
  • Great visuals of community figures supporting Radiant Health Centers

MEDIA CONTACT:

April Conn
aprilalaneconn@gmail.com
(951) 201-7981