We are excited to announce that The Coachella Valley Art Scene will be a featured booth at the Desert AIDS Walk in Palm Springs this weekend. We will be presenting an interactive arts and crafts area in the Health & Wellness area of the festival.
Come by and craft with your favorite blog squad! We will be happy to introduce you to the team (all 3 of us) and tell you all about our upcoming projects (111 Music Festival & Much more).
Our area is FREE and all ages. Don’t be shy!
Our Vision for the Future
Until there’s a cure, the vision of Desert AIDS Project is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV.
To bring this vision to life, the mission of Desert AIDS Project is to enhance health and well-being.
Taking place on October 18th, the 27th Desert AIDS Walk, presented by Desert Regional Medical Center, is a grassroots community event supporting HIV and AIDS services, prevention and advocacy at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.).
Desert AIDS Walk has made it possible for us to continue serving the clients of Desert AIDS Project with an unparalleled range of services: medical and dental care; medications; food, housing, and transportation assistance; mental health counseling; a Community Center with a variety of educational and social activities, including skills-for-living and back-to-work training; and so much more – all under one roof!!
Simultaneously, we are working harder than ever, to help bring about an end to further HIV infection here in our community as the lead agency on the recently-launched Get Tested Coachella Valley.
Get Tested Coachella Valley’s goal of getting 100% of the Coachella Valley tested for HIV is critically-needed because:
53.3% of Coachella Valley residents have never been tested for HIV.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately one in five people living with HIV do not know they are infected.
In our valley, the prevalence of HIV is estimated at 67% higher than the national average—putting everyone at greater risk.
An international study, hailed by the journal Science as the “2011 Breakthrough of the Year,” has proven it: If an individual who is HIV positive takes the right medications, he or she is 96% less likely to pass the virus to others.
With each step we take and each dollar we raise, we can test more people, bring more people who are HIV positive into care, and move one step closer to an “AIDS free generation”.
Join our fundraising efforts today. It’s online, safe and easy. Create your own team or register as an individual. Set your fundraising goal and collect donations from your colleagues, friends and family. Check out our fundraising tutorials and templates – they’ll make it simple to raise even more.
Register, raise funds, and join us for the Desert AIDS Walk on Saturday, October 18th!th! – See more at: http://www.desertaidswalk.org/ .