The world’s first case of AIDS was diagnosed in 1981. Four years later, the first AIDS Walk was commenced in Los Angeles in an effort to raise funds for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the community. AIDS Walk was then developed into an international fundraising campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness in various cities around the globe.
Over the years, millions of people from more than 75 cities have participated in local AIDS Walk events across North American and Australia. Celebrities, including Hilary Duff, Nick Jonas, Michael Urie, Christa B. Allen, Sophia Bush, Jason Wu, have taken steps to help promote the good cause in action by participating in the Walk. Around the world, AIDS Walk takes place in iconic landmarks, such as West Hollywood in LA, Central Park in New York City and the Great Wall in Beijing.
SAC launched the first AIDS Walk in Hong Kong at the Peak in 2002. This fun-filled fundraising campaign held annually afterwards. To further promote AIDS Walk, each participant will receive a mask, which is used as a symbol of identity protection, and be invited to wear it during the walk to empathize with PLHIV for the stress and burden from hidden identity due to fear for discrimination, and therefore to reduce stigma and discrimination in the community.
AIDS Walk 2018 is now ready for registration You are cordially invited to join us for our upcoming annual AIDS Walk. Bring your friends and family to experience this meaningful event! This fun-filled family event raises funds to help children, adults and the elderly suffering from HIV/AIDS – a condition which affects thousands of people in Hong Kong.
AIDS Walk 2018Photo Album Event details
The Society for AIDS Care (SAC) organized the AIDS Charity Walk cum Mask Design Contest Award Ceremony on 4 Mar at the Peak. This year, our theme called ‘’Say No to discrimination!’’, to reinforce the importance of supporting PLHIV , as well as achieve the goal of “Zero Infection for the Next Generation” together.
AIDS Walk 2017Photo Album Event details
The Society for AIDS Care (SAC) organized the AIDS Charity Walk cum Mask Design Contest Award Ceremony on 5 Mar at the Peak, to reinforce the importance of supporting people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and to achieve the goal of “Zero Infection for the Next Generation” together.
AIDS Walk 2016Photo Album Event details
The Society for AIDS Care (SAC) organized the AIDS Charity Walk cum Mask Design Contest Award Ceremony. This year, we reinforced the importance of supporting people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and to achieve the goal of “Zero Infection for the Next Generation”.
AIDS Walk 2015Photo Album Event details
On 17th May, The Society for AIDS hosted AIDS Charity Walk cum Mask Design Contest Award Ceremony. The goal for 2015 is “Getting to Zero,” and establishing a future of zero infection for next generation.
AIDS Walk 2014Photo Album Event details
AIDS Walk was held by on 16 March, 2014 at the Peak Road Garden. AIDS Care Ambassador led the way for over 600 participants who wore self-made masks to demonstrate the support towards People living with HIV/AIDS(PLHIV).
World AIDS Day is designated on 1 Dec every year by the World Health Organization in 1988 to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS. With different themes each year, governments and organizations around the world would organize related events to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS pandemic on World AIDS Day.
We have held different campaigns in World AIDS Day, including “I promise, I will not discriminate against People Living with HIV/AIDS” Photo Exhibition and “RED Day” campaign, to encourage wider public awareness on AIDS, eliminate discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and embrace them with positive attitude. In the “RED Day” Campaign, you can dress in RED to show your support. Your contribution is invaluable especially for those who are fighting against this severe illness alone.
World AIDS Day 2017Photo Album Event details
To echo global efforts to stop HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day, the Society for AIDS Care (SAC) continued its signature “Red Day” campaign. Under the theme “Stop AIDS with Love” this year, we urged the public to learn about HIV/AIDS knowledge, eliminate the stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and to build up “Zero Infection for the Next Generation”. SAC has kick-started the campaign this September. Our team visited different districts in Hong Kong and invited the public to leave encouraging messages to PLHIV. On 26 November 2017, we organized a public roadshow exhibition to showcase the art pieces made by PLHIV at Haiphong road, Tsim Sha Tsui and Portland Street, Mong Kok. Other activities such as an exhibition to introduce the services of SAC, red ribbon interaction zone and photo area were also held during the roadshow.
Red Day @ World AIDS Day 2016 x Jumbo PigPhoto Album Event details
To commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec 1, we have invited Jumbo Pig, the author of “Funny Clinic”, to specially design a tee, a tiny plushie and a tote bag for our “Red Day Campaign” in 2016. The limited edition gifts were given to supporters of the campaign to raise public awareness on HIV, as well as eliminate the stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS.
During the Memorial Ceremony, a catwalk show featuring 13 award-winning masks was performed by students from Hotung Secondary School, which was the winner of the Most Active Participating School Award for 2015-16 Mask Design Contest. The show shared with the public the design concepts of each mask, which carry the messages of anti-discrimination.
World AIDS Day 2015Photo Album Event details
RED Day @ World AIDS Day Memorial Ceremony was held on 1 December. Our guests and ambassadors wore red tee to support the event, and urged the public to learn about HIV/AIDS knowledge, eliminate the stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS. Corporates and local celebrities also donated some red items for our “Red Day Bazaar” to raise funds for our direct patient care services.
World AIDS Day 2014Photo Album Event details
The “I promise, I will not discriminate against People Living with HIV/AIDS” Photo Exhibition was held again with the World AIDS Day Memorial Ceremony. Photos collected from different districts in Hong Kong were displayed to raise public awareness on HIV/AIDS. SAC Ambassadors, Mr. Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Miss Vincy Chan attended the ceremony to promote the importance of HIV prevention and acceptance for people living with HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS Day 2013Photo Album Event details
“Getting to Zero” is this year’s theme. We commence the World AIDS Day Memorial Ceremony together with “I promise, I will not discriminate against People Living with HIV/AIDS” Photo Exhibition, showing over 4,500 photos with people holding the slogan to eliminate stigma towards people living with HIV/AIDS.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following friends, donors and volunteers.
Not only is your contribution invaluable especially for those who are fighting against this severe
illness alone, but also indispensable to prevent the epidemic from prevailling.