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FORM AN AIDS WALK TEAM AND HELP MAKE AIDS HISTORY This year marks the 29th anniversary of the world’s first AIDS Walk. In this third decade of AIDS, we must persevere. We must help ensure that HIV prevention efforts are strong, and that proper medical care and support are available to all who need it. We must also continue to come together to fight the racism, sexism, and homophobia that perpetuate the disease. Teams are a powerful force in helping carry out this mission. Last year, team fundraising accounted for nearly 70% of the totals raised at AIDS Walk Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Please form a team and join us as we fight to end AIDS. A team is any group of co-workers, fellow students, religious/civic organization members, friends, or family members who pre-register, raise money, and walk together on the day of the AIDS Walk. Teams range from two to more than 1,000 walkers. Since 1985, the AIDS Walks in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco have raised more than $370 million for vital programs and services for people living with HIV/AIDS around the country. These AIDS Walks, produced by MZA Events, were the world’s first, and remain by far the largest in the country. In 2011 alone, 100,000 participants, many of whom were members of more than 5,200 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $12 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF), GMHC, and dozens of other AIDS Service organizations.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP — REGISTER YOUR TEAM! Register your team online at aidswalk.net. Once your team is registered, we will provide you with resources and support to help you achieve fundraising success. These include: A Team Coordinator & Fundraising Specialist for day-to-day support and coaching Complimentary promotional materials you can use to advertise your team Motivational workshops to learn the “ins and outs” of fundraising and to network with other teams Email updates with tips and tools to ensure your team’s success Your own team and personal fundraising web pages to promote your team and collect donations online

Created and produced by MZA Events. AIDS Walk Founder/Producer: Craig R. Miller. © MZA Events, 2012


HOW YOUR COMPANY BENEFITS Encouraging staff to join this powerful day of community action offers great rewards for both the employees and the company, including: Increased positive public visibility Improved staff morale, motivation, and team spirit by uniting for a common cause Enhanced workplace relationships Increased sense of company pride and loyalty through community engagement Opportunities to meet new people and explore new situations and challenges Making a real difference in your community “AIDS Walk Los Angeles allows colleagues from all levels of the company to participate in a community effort and give back as a team. It enables us to spend quality time together and network within our company as well as contribute to an incredibly important cause.” - Thom, AIDS Walk Los Angeles Team Leader, L’Oreal “I'm motivated to be an AIDS Walk Team Leader each year because I get fulfillment from helping my team reach its full potential. I enjoy talking to all of our walkers, getting to know them, and providing tips on fundraising. Every year, I'm amazed at the support my team and I receive from our corporate office. When I see all the walkers and volunteers at the event year after year, it revives my hope that one day we won't have a need for AIDS Walk Los Angeles. But until then, I'm proud of what my team can accomplish.” - Ray, AIDS Walk New York Team Leader, CBS Corporation

HOW THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS In 2011, AIDS Project Los Angeles, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and GMHC… Reached over 1 million people with HIV prevention education Provided mental-health counseling to tens of thousands of clients Provided anonymous, free HIV tests to tens of thousands of people Fought for public policies that advocate for those with HIV Provided legal counseling to HIV+ clients who were facing discrimination in the workplace, in the community, and at home.

A FEW TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS Team Toyota DreamWorks Team NBC Universal County of Los Angeles PwC Hollywood United Methodist Church MAC Cosmetics Anthem Blue Cross Deloitte Team Price is Right Fox Entertainment Group Paramount Pictures Bank of America University of California, San Francisco

Time Warner Cable Keith Haring Foundation UBS Barclays Macy’s Gap, Inc. New York City Gay Men’s Chorus Ernst & Young LLP Empire BlueCross BlueShield Deloitte A|X Armani Exchange Kenneth Cole Productions Twitter United Nations Cares

Created and produced by MZA Events. AIDS Walk Founder/Producer: Craig R. Miller. © MZA Events, 2012


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