Blog / THE NIGHT OF CHINA AIDS WALK @ DESTINATION

On the 18th of August, Bejing’s most popular gay club Destination turned its 8th anniversary into a charity event to support the first Chinese AIDS Walk. A lot of people came over to share their thoughts and to show support for China AIDS Walk which will take place in October.

The China AIDS Walk was launched by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute and the Chinese Foundation of Prevention of STD and AIDS. Driven by a collaborative network of different organizations, the China AIDS Walk raises awareness about HIV/AIDS and raises funds for social projects working on HIV/AIDS issues.

The program is based on the “Friends Ask Friends” (FAF) fundraising model, which is also very popular in Europe and the USA. The China AIDS Walk engages the help of every participant to raise funds for the HIV/AIDS cause, distribute HIV/AIDS related knowledge and promote the ideas behind the China AIDS Walk. China AIDS Walk encourages every member of society to step up and take part in spreading awareness & understanding about HIV/AIDS and helping out those affected by HIV/AIDS.  Everybody is invited to take part in an epic one-day hiking event on the Great Wall, which is preceded by an all-out fundraising drive.  The funds raised will benefit people living with HIV/AIDS with medical needs & anti-discrimination initiatives all over China.

Everybody who came over to join the Night of China AIDS Walk at Destination was welcomed by our volunteers at the entrance. They gave information about how to support the China AIDS Walk and they were holding a charity sale. Charity products included newly designed fashion bags from our French designer friend Aurelien, as well as T-shirts, cards stickers, wristbands, postcards, Queer Comrades documentary series and so on. Thanks to all the amazing people who came and supported us we collected together 1815.10 yuan.

But fundraising is not only about how much money you collect, as one of the project coordinator Shiye pointed, it’s also about making people understand of what you are doing and how they can give their support for what you believe in. We are very happy and thankful for everyone showing interest and enthusiasm for our project.

Meanwhile inside the club it was getting hot on stage. After our hosts Liangma and Jason gave the crowd some basic information about HIV/AIDS and the importance of being safe, Beijing’s most famous transgender queen Vivian entered the stage. With her exquisite costume made of condoms and her magical dancing performance, she took the crowed on an unforgettable ride.

All guests who gave a donation to the China AIDS Walk at the entrance received a ticket to a grand lottery, which took place after the show. All the prices had a value of 4000 yuan in total, including 50 tickets sponsored by Destination.

At the end of November 2011, it was officially reported that China had 346.000 registered People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).  The actual number of People Living with HIV/AIDS was estimated to hit 780.000 by the end of 2011.

Despite their staggering numbers, PLWHA continue to live a hidden existence in China. Due to general misinformation and widespread fear, there continues to be discrimination against PLWHA, and most PLWHA prefer to remain invisible and keep their HIV/AIDS status a secret.

The first AIDS Walk was organized in Los Angeles in 1985. Since then, AIDS Walks have been organized all over the world in hundreds of cities. The China AIDS Walk brings the initiative for the first time to Mainland China.

Get Involved!

For more information about the China AIDS Walk Visit the official website www.chinaaidswalk.org. There you can learn more about the project and how to become donator, participant or volunteer.

www.chinaaidswalk.org

info@chinaaidswalk.org

Join us:

http://www.weibo.com/chinaaidswalk

https://www.facebook.com/ChinaAIDSWalk

 

Share This:

Additional Information:

View Count : 3,809

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No comment so far
Send us your blog

Resident Bloggers:

Queer Comrades
Queer Comrades
Queer Comrades

Contact Us

Questions? Suggestions? Please contact us at info@queercomrades.com or fill out the form below.

Queer Comrades

联系我们

分享近期将要发生的同志活动信息,我们将会非常乐意在我们的网站上分享。

Queer Comrades

Submit your video!

Tell us about your queer video and we’ll be happy to share it on our website! Please note that you first need to upload your video on a public video website (like Youtube, Tudou, Youku,…) before we can share it here.

Queer Comrades

提交你的视频

告诉我们你最爱的同志视频,我们将会非常乐意在我们的网站上分享! 提醒:我们只接受已经上传到其他视频网站的链接(如:土豆,新浪,Youtube等)

Queer Comrades

Send us your news!

Tell us about your queer news item and we’ll be happy to share it on our website! Please note that if you are uploading a video news item, you first need to upload it on a public video website (like Youtube, Tudou, Youku,…) before we can share it here.

Queer Comrades

分享你的新闻

告诉我们你最爱的同志新闻,我们将会非常乐意在我们的网站上分享! 如果你想分享视频的话,请注意:我们只接受已经上传到其他视频网站的链接(如:土豆,新浪,Youtube等)

Queer Comrades

Send us your blog!

Tell us about your queer blog and we’ll be happy to share it on our website!

Queer Comrades

分享你的博客

告诉我们你最爱的同志博客,我们将会非常乐意在我们的网站上分享!

Queer Comrades

Send us your event!

Tell us about your queer event and we’ll be happy to share it on our website!

Queer Comrades

分享你的活动

分享近期将要发生的同志活动信息,我们将会非常乐意在我们的网站上分享。

Queer Comrades