Sunday, November 23, 2014

Each year, AIDS Walk Central Ohio raises HIV/AIDS awareness and provides critical funds for AIDS Service Organizations across the state. This years beneficiaries include AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Camp Sunrise, Montaña de Luz, Nationwide Children's Hospital FACES Program and Ohio AIDS Coalition.

To participate on behalf of one of these organizations, you must join their AIDS Walk Team.

Founded in 1987, The Ohio State University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit is one of 30 sites nationwide that conduct federally-sponsored research studies for the treatment of HIV and AIDS and related illnesses. An expert, interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists staff the ACTU, and are ready to answer your questions.
At the ACTU, volunteers can also participate in studies sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and receive referrals to other research programs at The Ohio State University.

The mission of ARC Ohio is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS through awareness, advocacy, and care. We are a client-focused, community-based provider of specialized HIV prevention, testing, care, advocacy and support services providing assistance in 62 of the 88 Ohio counties.  With offices in Athens, Chillicothe, Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Mansfield, Newark, and Toledo, ARC Ohio is the largest AIDS services organization in the state.

The Ohio AIDS Coalition is a division of AIDS Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio) providing education, leadership training, advocacy, and support for Ohio’s HIV/AIDS community.We are funded by grants, OAC-sponsored fundraising events and private donations.

OAC’s supporters are People Living With HIV/AIDS, their loved ones, medical providers, local and state health department officials, social workers, mental health professionals, and other persons affected by the epidemic.

Mission: The Coalition will function as a statewide network, carrying on activities that local groups are unable to perform and are best served on a statewide level, including but not limited to Healing Events, Publications, Leadership Training, and Advocacy. The Coalition shall consult with policy makers to prevent discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS disease and to obtain support for HIV/AIDS disease education, research and quality services. Online at

Vision: To provide hope, healing, and empowerment to all persons affected by HIV/AIDS disease within the state of Ohio.

Our mission as volunteers is to build a better reality for children in Honduras who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. We are a faith based organization and believe that every person has the right to live with dignity and respect. At Montaña de Luz we provide comprehensive care for our children which includes education, medical care, and emotional and spiritual support.    


The Family AIDS Clinic and Education Services (FACES) program of Nationwide Children's Hospital is central Ohio’s primary pediatric HIV clinic serving more than 400 HIV-positive clients in at least forty counties, providing comprehensive care to HIV-infected children, youth and families. We have also provided supportive services for more than 300 affected family members.

The HIV Program at Nationwide Children's has participated in the care of HIV-infected patients since 1985. Our program expanded its services in the fall of 1991 to include HIV-infected adult family members of children seen in the clinic, renaming the program to the Family AIDS Clinic and Educational Services (FACES).

Camp Sunrise, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is Ohio’s only summer camp program developed specifically for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Each summer, Camp Sunrise welcomes as many as 100 children to experience the joys of friendship, the love and support of a caring community, and an encouraging environment free of the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.    Who We Serve:   Since we opened our doors, we have served more than 600 Ohio children living with or otherwise impacted by HIV/AIDS. They attend free of charge and many return year after year.   Children living with HIV/AIDS Camp Sunrise welcomes children ages 6-17 who are living with HIV/AIDS – at any stage of the disease. All children must be aware of their disease status before attending Camp Sunrise.  

Camp Sunrise recognizes that HIV/AIDS impacts the family unit as a whole and sometimes multiple generations within the same family; thus, we also welcome children ages 6-17 who have a sibling, parent, or caretaker living with the disease, or who are grieving the loss of a loved one to AIDS.   Inability to pay is not a factor. We offer our camp program at no expense to the child or the family, including the cost of transportation and/or other necessities.  

Contact info: Bill Arnold   (614) 444-1683   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Delaware County AIDS Task Force

The Delaware County AIDS Task Force was formed in 1988 by people in Delaware County whose lives had been directly affected by HIV/AIDS. The DCATF has evolved over the years but its primary goal has always remained the same: to educate the people of Delaware County and to support those living with HIV/AIDS. The DCATF  has a strong working relationship with the Delaware Health District and works in conjunction with the case managers to see that needs of the clients in the county are met. The DCATF has participated in AIDS Walk Central Ohio for many years and is proud to be associated with such an awesome event.

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