This year, the 34th Annual MN Walk to End HIV will be held at Harriet Island Regional Park on Saturday, May 13th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Through the years, the Walk has raised more than $15 million to provide HIV testing and prevention, access to health care resources, emergency assistance, advocacy and so much more to people living with HIV. By participating in the Walk to End HIV, you will be making a difference in the lives of over 2,500 Minnesotans that Rainbow Health serves each year.
Join this historic community event that raises support for all those affected by HIV, honors those in the community we’ve lost in our fight to end HIV, and learn about the steps we're taking to build a future without HIV. The event will feature special speakers and performances, food trucks, sponsors, exhibitors, and more!
So rally your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to help us continue taking strides to end HIV!
The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) was founded and focused on programs and prevention measures for a disease that was only just beginning to emerge into the national consciousness. As new treatment options and services emerged for people living with HIV by the end of the decade, people living with HIV were able to live much longer lives.
The organization expanded its vision further when MAP merged with Rainbow Health Initiative and Training to Serve to include research, education, advocacy, counseling, and partnering with other community organizations to impact policy reform. These services became crucial in dismantling barriers that people living with HIV and/or part of the LGBTQ+ community face while navigating health care systems. We worked to empower people living with HIV to lead healthier lives.
Today, Rainbow Health commits itself to ending HIV in Minnesota through equitable health care access. Our legacy fighting injustice and health disparities within the HIV and LGBTQ+ communities in Minnesota has given us insight and experience that we will continue to bring to the broader movements towards health equity.