Running for HIV/AIDS Awareness

On May 29th, YCI’s Ottawa Volunteer Action Network (VAN) team will be participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend. Members of the VAN team will be running in the five and 10K races in order to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to raise funds for the YCI’s oversea projects and initiatives.

The Ottawa Race weekend is one of the biggest and oldest race weekends in Canada and it takes place in the downtown core of the city. In 2009, over 36,694 people registered for races, and this year the YCI team will be joining in on the action. They will be sporting their Volunteer Action shirts, so look for red at the finish line!

On the same day, the team will be participating in the Great Glebe Garage Sale, in one of Ottawa’s most popular neighbourhoods. All proceeds will be in support of YCI. Any donations in support of their efforts and YCI initiatives are greatly appreciated.

If you would like to make an online donation to support the Ottawa VAN team and YCI, please visit the Ottawa VAN team’s fundraising site.

-Hilary Smith, Ottawa VAN Team Leader