ANKORS is hosting a silent online auction from August 1 to 22 as well as looking for people to raise pledges for the annual AIDS Walk (above). Both events will provide needed funds.

ANKORS hosting silent auction, preparing for annual walk

ANKORS is hosting an online silent auction beginning August 1 and ending August 22 to raise money for our Foundation Fund.

AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society (ANKORS) is hosting an online silent auction beginning August 1 and ending August 22 to raise money for our Foundation Fund.

All money raised will stay in our community and go towards people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to help with expenses towards travel to further medical appointments, medical care and treatments, food, dental, and any other care needed.

The group has received amazing donations this year including golf passes, hotels and resort certificates, ski passes, tattoo certificates, yoga passes and all in our community!

The public can help raise money by visiting www.32auctions.com/ANKORS2014 and bid on the online silent auction.

ANKORS was established in 1992 as a non-profit society and provides a multitude of services.

ANKORS’ programs are based on the belief that services are provided in a non-judgmental manner without prejudice that ensures individuals right to anonymity and confidential access.

They serve those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/or other social barriers.

At this time we are also looking for people to participate in raising pledges for our 20th annual AIDS Walk for Life which will be September 20 on Hall and Baker Streets in Nelson.

These teams can consist of groups of people, or keen individuals wanting to participate.

Otherwise, the group is still looking  for donations to hit the $5,000 goal.

If you have any questions or you are interested in any form of participation you can come to ANKORS at 101 Baker Street, visit the website at www.ankors.bc.ca or call 250-505-5506.

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