Details & Registration
Early-bird registration: -$5, use code EARLY at checkout.
Saturday, May 6, 2023
- Registration: 8-9 am
- Kick-off: 9 am
Pierce Field – East Providence
201 Mercer Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Register as a solo runner or walker, and your donation helps ensure APRI can continue to provide services to those who need us most. (Help us raise additional funds as a runner or walker, click the link under “Make a Team” below.)
Vaccinations Available On-site
Hope Harris Award
2023 Hope Harris Honoree – Dr. Joseph Garland
Dr. Garland is the Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center at the Miriam Hospital, which includes TMH’s federally-funded Ryan White HIV care program that cares for over 2,000 people living with HIV. Dr. Garland has clinical expertise in HIV care, general infectious diseases, travel medicine, and care of immigrant populations. He provides HIV primary care for over 350 patients living with HIV who receive care at the Center. Additionally, he co-chairs the state-wide 90-90-90 collaborative for improving HIV outcomes in Rhode Island and is a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Through the clinic’s partnerships and the 90-90-90 collaborative, Dr. Garland has worked with closely APRI for over seven years. Dr. Garland received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and completed residency and fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the medical faculty of Brown University.
AIDS Walk History
The AIDS Walk for Life was started by AIDS Project Rhode Island in the mid-1980s—part of a wave of grassroots fundraisers held across the country that was that raised money to help provide care and support to individuals suffering during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when they were often without insurance, access to services, and/or dying alone because their families and communities had rejected them.
In the more than 30 years since the first AIDS Walk for Life, we have made great strides in the fight against HIV, and now, thanks to advances in medication, people with HIV are living longer, healthier lives.
That does not mean, however that HIV and AIDS have gone away. The virus may not make headlines much these days, but more than 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. Every year, more than 30,000 people in the U.S. get HIV, and continued stigma against people living with the virus, gaps in education, and lack of connection to care and support services present enormous challenges.
For additional information please email Maggie Slane, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow 1-2 business days for a response.
Organizations/Businesses interested in hosting a table at the Run/Walk for Life should complete the form below and submit payment to qualify. All exhibitors will need to bring a table and chairs, all are invited to bring a 10’x10′ pop-up tent.
- Regular Exhibitor: $100
- Nonprofit Exhibitor: $50