Join our friends at ARCS on the Walkway Over the Hudson on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:00 am for their 20th Annual 2.5-mile walk across the Hudson to raise funds for ARCS’ HIV/AIDS programs and services! Register in Highland or Poughkeepsie, cross the mighty Hudson on the highest and longest pedestrian bridge in the world, and enjoy food, music and fun while supporting a fantastic cause.

Organize a team of walkers to make it more fun! Gather your group of friends, family or co-workers and challenge yourselves with a fundraising goal.

Download your Team Leader Packet now!

You can start raising funds TODAY by creating your online Walk envelope at www.firstgiving.com/arcs. If you need help, download their Online Registration Instruction sheet. Or, download this handy Walk Donation Tracking Sheet to keep track of how much money you’ve raised!

Need a little inspiration? Watch their new “Jamie and Terry” AIDS Walk video!

4 WAYS TO START COLLECTING DONATIONS & SIGN UP:

1. Create your own personal AIDS Walk page on Firstgiving.com. Use their handy-dandy tools to ask your friends and family to donate to your virtual Walk envelope.
2. Email your name and address to AIDSWalk@arcs.org to receive an official AIDS Walk envelope by mail.
3. Download a copy of our AIDS Walk tracking sheet.
4. Call the oh-so-helpful ARCS staff at (914) 785-8283 and they’ll send you an official AIDS Walk envelope by mail.

Ask your friends and family to Give $20 for the 20th!

Ask your friends and family to contribute $20 in honor of the AIDS Walk’s 20th anniversary. If all walkers pitch in, they can DOUBLE the amount they raised last year!

$20 for the 20th Goals

Become a sponsor!

Take advantage of their extensive marketing and publicity campaign and let your customers know that you support local causes. Download their Sponsorship Opportunities brochure and partner with ARCS to create a bigger and better Hudson Valley AIDS Walk!  After all, Big Gay Hudson Valley did it – so can you!

Become a vendor!

Whether you’d like to reach community-minded new customers for your business or you’re a not-for-profit, make sure to reserve your 10×10 vendor space today. Use this form or call (914) 785-8326. Space is limited, so hurry!

Get your non-profit involved as a partner agency!

ARCS once again offers other area non-profits to sign up as a Partner Organization.

They’ll have a lot more information available as the Walk gets closer, so check back on their website often. Make sure to follow ARCS on their Facebook page for updates, too. If you have any questions, please call (914) 785-8283 or email them.

AIDS WALK AFTERPARTIES:

Check out both of their AIDS Walk afterparties where you can rest and recuperate from a beautiful day on the Walkway with lots of free food, music and fun. Join them at the Brown Derby in Poughkeepsie from 1 to 4 pm for their awards ceremony. If that’s not enough (or if you’re not the “up early on a Saturday morning” type) check out their “Red Ribbon” after party that night at 8:30 pm at the Out Bar in Poughkeepsie. More details here.