Welcome to our #FAW2019 Poverello Hunger Fighter team page!
Each year we decide to come together to fight AIDS, and on Saturday, March 23, won’t you join us in participating in a 5K fundraising walkathon along Fort Lauderdale Beach to address the escalating spread of HIV/AIDS in South Florida, and provide care for those already affected by the disease?
In Florida, 135,986 people are estimated to be living with HIV, including 15.6% who don’t even know they are infected, and so aren’t receiving any treatment. Florida is disproportionately affected, and while progress has been made, the rate of new HIV diagnosis in Broward County is on the rise with 770 people newly diagnosed last year. We won’t stop this fight until AIDS is a thing of the past! To truly make a difference, we need caring people like you to sponsor our participation in the walk.
As a beneficiary in 2017,
We were able to provide 76 varieties of fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables over the course of the year from which our program participants could choose.
Of the 2670 individuals with HIV we served, 88.31% achieved viral suppression.
As a beneficiary in 2018,
We implemented our Pop Up Eat Well Center and brought food to people with HIV in Palm Beach County who need food but are on the Ryan White waitlist for food at Compass with once monthly food distributions (all with money raised in the 2018 AIDS Walk.
We implemented online and mobile ordering, reducing the wait times at our Eat Well Center by 20% for those who elect to order over their smart phone or computer.
We began our signature "Healthy Grocery Delivery" to those who can't get to the Eat Well Center due to illness.
We are the only food pantry in the nation to ever be selected for funding under Ryan White Part F "Special Projects of National Significance" for implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment through a collaboration with AIDS United, Fenway Institute, and the University of California at San Francisco.
For more information about Poverello, go to www.poverello.org
To support us, please make a donation to our campaign right here on the Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival website. (Or choose one person on our team to whom you'd like to make your donation.) Your gift to this worthy cause is fully tax-deductible. You can also register today and join our team on the walk!
Please bookmark this page if you're interested in keeping track of our progress as we approach the March 23 fundraising deadline. Be sure to browse the rest of this website if you’d like to learn more about the Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival, or the current status of HIV/AIDS in our community.
To support our team with a donation, please click on the "SUPPORT US" button above.
Thanks again! Your gift makes a direct impact on my goal to save lives right here in Florida from the devastation of HIV/AIDS. Together, we are making a difference!