ACR Health - 25th Annual AIDS Walk/Run
June 4, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Beaver Lake
Join us for the 25th Annual AIDS Walk/Run
New this year is a 5K Timed Run!
ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention,
education, and support services to individuals with chronic diseases including
HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders,
and serious mental illnesses. ACR Health, a legacy of AIDS Community Resources,
serves the counties of Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence in New York State.
- Mission: To create healthy communities by opening doors to services that enhance the wellbeing of all.
- Vision: A community in which every person has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and equality
- Values: Committment to Excellence - Respect For People & Community - Wellbeing - Integrity - Empowerment - Teamwork
Where the Money Goes:
Adolescent Health Initiative: This teen-centered peer leadership program focuses on topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, drug and alcohol prevention, healthy nutrition, and promotion of sexual health and safety. Funds raised will also support our DIVAS (Discovering Important and Valuable information About Self) program, an after-school program targeting at-risk African-American and Hispanic adolescents. These programs reach more than 6500 youths per year.
The Q Center has a mission to promote health, safety, and empowerment for high-risk young people. It is a safe place for LGBTQ youth and their allies, ages 13 – 22, to gather. The Center offers educational and social events, HIV education and testing, a state of the art Cyber Center with computer literacy classes, drop-in counseling, the “Express Yourself” Arts Program, and tutoring. It is an expensive undertaking, but one that is vital to the health of young people.
An ongoing stabilization initiative that provides HIV-infected individuals and their families with food, personal care items, household items, and clothing during critical times.