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Dugoni School Walks for a Cause at SF AIDS Fundraiser

The Dugoni School of Dentistry team at the 2010 AIDS Walk in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

July  23, 2010

A team of more than 40 members of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry community gathered to participate in the 23rd annual AIDS Walk San Francisco in Golden Gate Park on July 18, 2010. In the weeks leading up to the walk, the school's team raised more than $3,400 to benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other programs.

This is the first year that employees and students organized a school team to participate in the event. Members of the school's Health and Wellness Committee encouraged the volunteers to get involved in walking the six-mile course as a way to get physical exercise as well as to raise funds for a good cause.

"We had a very enthusiastic and dedicated team of walkers, many of whom participated in the AIDS Walk for the first time," said Raybel Ramos, director of Information Technology and AIDS Walk team captain. "I am so proud we were able to come together, fundraise and walk to support AIDS and HIV programs in the Bay Area. We had a lot of fun doing it too!"

An event that takes place in July of each year, the San Francisco AIDS Walk attracts more than 25,000 participants from throughout Northern California to walk the course, which weaves its way throughout San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Since its beginning in 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised more than $75 million for AIDS/HIV-related programs and services in the Bay Area.

Category Type: Community Outreach, Special Events

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu