AIDS Walk for Life scraps the walk

Instead of a stroll for charity, the annual event is focusing on healthy living classes.

There won't be any walking at the AIDS Walk for Life in September

There won't be any walking at the AIDS Walk for Life in September

There are other ways to raise AIDS awareness than just going for a walk.

ANKORS is pleased to welcome the community to our 22nd annual AIDS Walk For Life on Saturday, September 10, at Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year, we introduce a fresh new approach to our event. The AIDS Walk for Life event will not include a walk this year. Instead, our community fundraiser event will focus on celebrating a lifelong quest for health, well-being, community and connection.

The event will be located entirely in Lakeside Park. Come and join local fitness and wellness instructors who will offer classes in Zumba, CrossFit, Pilates, Yoga, Bellyfit, Hoola and Hooping as well as a guided meditation. Want to relax those tired muscles? Three different massage therapists will be on-site. After your work-out, yoga, dancing or massage, join us for a well-earned BBQ and other refreshments.

Pricing works as following: If you want to participate in only one class you can purchase a $10 one class only wristband, and if you would like to participate in multiple classes you can buy an all access wristband for $25. People will not be turned away for lack of funds. AIDS Walk teams and individuals can raise pledges in lieu of the all access wristband price. Stop by ANKORS at 101 Baker St. and pick up a pledge form. This is going to be an amazing event – prepare to laugh and get sweaty for a great cause!

Our silent on-line auction for the AIDS Walk for Life begins today at 8 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. on Sept. 9th. Featured in our auction are donations from 25 local businesses. Check it out! You will want to have your wallet handy! The website is 32auctions.com/nelsonaidswalk2016.

All proceeds from both fundraisers events go to the ANKORS Foundation Fund. This is a fund specifically for people living in the West Kootenay Boundary Region who are living with HIV/AIDS, and need a little extra support financially for health care, living or travel costs.

For more information please call ANKORS at 250-505-5506 or 1-800-421-AIDS, and ask to speak to Lesley or Jamie.