General information

Who Benefits from The Walk & 5k to End HIV?

In a city where two percent of adults are known to have HIV, many more are infected but don’t know their status and young people ages 13 to 24 represent nearly 20% of new HIV diagnoses, the Walk & 5K to End HIV plays a vital role in Whitman-Walker’s mission to end the HIV epidemic in the District of Columbia. We remain committed to our long-time HIV survivors and resolute to stop new cases of HIV with health education and innovative prevention methods such as PrEP and PEP.

 

Is there a minimum I should raise for the Walk?

We do not require individuals to raise a minimum amount of money. However, we encourage everyone to set a fundraising goal and do their best to achieve it. Additionally, if you raise $35 you will receive a 2021 35th Anniversary T-shirt.

 

When is the Walk & 5k to End HIV?

October 23, 2021 9am-12pm | Virtual Event

You can choose to complete the race wherever you would like. You can walk, run, use a treadmill, or participate in another race. We encourage you to get out with your employees and/or family and walk or run on October 23rd to help us fight HIV. We’ll have routes available, cheering stations and some other wonderful race-day surprises for you to enjoy. The beauty of a virtual 5K race is that you can run the race at your pace wherever you choose. Share your pictures, your 5K time and more on social media with #walktoendhiv.

 

Donations

To whom should donations be made out to?

Supporter checks should be made payable to ‘Whitman-Walker Foundation’.

 

Where do I mail donations?

Checks should be sent to Whitman-Walker Health WTEH, 1377 R Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009. Please do not send cash by mail. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

Is there a deadline for donations?

It’s never too early or too late to secure donations in support of the Walk & 5K to End HIV! Donors can contribute online through December 31, 2021.

 

Are donations tax deductible?

All donations are tax deductible. Whitman-Walker Foundation's Federal Tax ID: 82-3889980.

 

Fundraising

What should I do to start raising funds for the Walk & 5k to End HIV?

• Set up your team or individual fundraising web page. Then send out an email to friends, family members, and co-workers. Include your URL in each email sent from your Participant Center to donate to your personal page.

•  Matching gift programs. Many companies have programs that match the contributions their employees give to a charitable organization. By utilizing the matching gift programs of your employer or your family and friends' employers, you can quickly double or triple your fundraising dollars.

• Host a virtual fundraising party.