The reason for "The Walk" has never really been about balloon arches or walker t-shirts. It has always been about the collective power of community and our shared vision of a future where everyone has the patient-centered, comprehensive care they need to live their best lives. Thirty-four years of walking has ensured those living with HIV and AIDS continue to thrive.
We are applying the critical lessons from our past to current challenges, creating a roadmap to quickly open a COVID-19 Triage clinic that has provided testing and respiratory treatment to more than 3,000 residents since the pandemic began.
We are survivors; fear cannot rule us. When crisis sets in, we step forward with hope.
Register. Walk. Step forward!
The Power of YOU!
Step 1 for all participants. Register to build your personal
Walk page, and then form or join a team.
Already registered? Now you can form a team, give it a unique name,
and build your Team Walk page.
Learn more about DAP's programs and services, our sponsors, and community partners. Since we can't inform, educate, and entertain in person we created a virtual forum for you to learn more about DAP's programs and services, our dedicated community sponsors, and the extended work of our partners. We'll send you a link before the virtual doors open on Thursday, October 22!
Multiple Ways to Walk your Walk
We invite you to walk the familiar route that traditionally kicks off at Ruth Hardy Park where you might see a few surprises, but there are so many wonderful parks and trails across the Coachella Valley, why not visit one or more. Walking is good for the heart and soul. Click here to download the Ruth Hardy route. Suggested parks and trails in other neighborhoods include:
Donations may be public or anonymous.
We invite you to make your donation in honor of or in memory of someone.
Just check the appropriate boxes below.
Check your email inbox for a copy of your registration - it contains a link to your personal fundraising page - and receipt
for any donation you made. You must click the link in that email to activate your fundraising dashboard. Once you are there, start personalizing your reason for walking, add photos, and sharing.
Team (Virtual) Desert AIDS Walk
Get started! Share this photo on your socials to tell everyone you're
walking to support Desert AIDS Porject.
We're here to help you reach your goals. Watch your inbox or visit our socials for fundraising tips and content you can share to get your crew excited.
Customize your personal Desert AIDS Walk fundraising page.
Tell everyone WHY you're walking. Add photos to create maximum impact!