Details & Registration
Early-bird registration: -$5, use code EARLY at checkout.
Saturday, May 4, 2024
- 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.)
Hope Harris Award
2024 Hope Harris Honoree – Paul G. Loberti, Jr., MPH
Paul Loberti is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in public health and health administration. Currently employed by the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services, he holds the position of Administrator for Medical Services for RI Medicaid. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the HIV, Provision of Care & Special Populations Unit, and is responsible for overseeing the Ryan White Part B grant. In his previous role at the Rhode Island Department of Health, Loberti served as the Chief Administrator of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, playing a key role in efforts related to the Office of Communicable Diseases. Beyond his governmental roles, Loberti is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business/Health Care Administration Program at Rhode Island College and an international consultant for leadership and strategic development. He has actively contributed to community development and health reinvention projects, including founding the state’s Syringe Exchange Program and receiving recognition for an innovative digital health platform and telehealth project. Loberti is also engaged in international health initiatives, having founded the Global AIDS Committee and led efforts related to HIV care, prevention, and community planning in China. His commitment extends to advocacy for people who are blind and visually impaired. As a researcher and author, Loberti has published numerous articles and abstracts covering topics such as HIV, health education, syringe exchange, prison health, public health, and wellness. He holds a Master’s degree in public health from Boston University, School of Medicine/School of Public Health, specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Loberti is a sought-after keynote speaker at national and international conferences, reflecting his extensive training and lecturing experience.
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.
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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