Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Shabbat "SleepWalk" at the J - Supporting AIDS Walk Washington
DCJCC - Community Hall

CANCELED!
Regular Bet Mish services will still take place at 8:30p.

 

GLOE is proud to help Team Bet Mishpachah support AIDS Walk Washington!

Shabbat “SleepWalk” at the J
Supporting AIDS Walk Washington

Friday, October 28, 2011
AIDS Walk 25DCJCC - Community Hall
SleepWalk: 9:30 pm
(Shabbat Service: 8:30 pm)

Cost: FREE to sleepover
(Support Team Bet Mish here)

SleepWalk begins post-services

CANCELED!

 

Did you know that 1 in 20 DC residents is HIV positive? Or that 1 in 7 gay/bi men in DC is HIV positive? (more facts)

GLOE is proud to help Team Bet Mishpachah support AIDS Walk Washington!

Grab your sleeping bag and support AIDS Walk 25 by sleeping over at the DCJCC with Team Bet Mishpachah: be a SleepWalker!

After Bet Mish’s Friday night service, we’ll gather for a Shabbat overnight dedicated the HIV/AIDS crisis in DC, through movies, information and conversations.

A Sleep Walker is someone who either won't be available to participate or who would just prefer to sleep in on October 29. Because the Walk takes place on Shabbat, we know many people won't be able to participate in the usual activities. But you can still support the Walk through Team Bet Mish, which include's AIDS Walk 25's Top Overall Fundraiser, Jack Hillelsohn!

(Click here to financially support Team Bet Mish)

We'll conclude with a bagel breakfast in the morning.

Bet Mishpachah

 


Co-sponsored by Congregation Bet Mishpachah

 

 

NOTE: SleepWalkers MUST arrive by 11:30 pm for lock-in, through 6:00 am. If you are not here by 11:30 pm, you won't be able to get in.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Showers will be available in the locker rooms. 



Still want to participate on Saturday, October 29th, too? (More info)
AIDS Walk Washington begins and ends at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue at 13th Street, NW).

The schedule for AIDS Walk Washington is as follows:

7:00 am     Day-of registration and donation drop-off; t-shirt/incentive item distribution, team sign pick-up and runner services begin.

8:15 am     Pre-event rally and stage program begins

8:30 am     Timed 5k run starts

9:15 am     Walk steps off

10:00 am   Closing celebration and stage program

 


HIV/AIDS in the Washington, DC Metro Community

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than one million Americans are living with HIV. Up to one-third of them do not know they are HIV-positive.

  • Three percent of adults in the District of Columbia have been diagnosed with HIV. An additional three percent is believed infected but has never been diagnosed. That makes one in every 20 adults in DC HIV-positive.

  • At the end of 2008, a total of 16,513 people were living with HIV/AIDS in the District, accounting for 3.2 percent of District residents.

  • One in seven gay and bisexual men in DC has HIV. One in three gay and bisexual Black men in DC has HIV.

  • In DC, African-Americans account for three out of every four cases of HIV/AIDS.

  • District residents aged 40-49 continue to be the most significantly impacted by HIV/AIDS at 7.6 percent of residents in that age group. However, all ages other than adolescents exceed 1%.

  • Among DC residents in 2008, one in every:
    - 21 blacks was living with HIV/AIDS;
    - 47 Hispanics was living with HIV/AIDS;
    - 66 whites was living with HIV/AIDS

(source)

Date:
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 AM

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.

 



 
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