Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina

1637 Old Louisburg Road • Raleigh NC 27604 • 919-834-2437 • [email protected]

Press Release: AIDS Walk & 5K Run Returns to Raleigh October 17

2015 AIDS Walk 5K RunContact: Melanie Black Dubis
Chair, Board of Directors
Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina
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Local Non-profits Collaborate To Help Fight AIDS

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 9, 2015) — The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, Inc. (AASC) today announced its annual AIDS Walk & 5K Run will take place Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the 308-acre Dix Park in downtown Raleigh. The walk, which will begin and end in the park, is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 and raise significant proceeds to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the greater Triangle area.

This is the 15th year AASC has hosted this fundraising event. New for 2015, AASC will partner with fellow advocacy organizations Crape Myrtle Festival, the LGBT Center of Raleigh and the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN), with all parties benefiting from donations. These groups collectively provide invaluable community awareness and support efforts in HIV/AIDS education, treatment, prevention and counsel.

Registration is available on as well as all partner nonprofit websites. The registration fee is $25 per participant ($15 for 12 and under). All fitness levels are welcome as well as individual and team participants.

ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV, is this year’s Presenting Sponsor. ViiV Healthcare has a significant corporate presence in Research Triangle Park.

Event Information:

  • Saturday, October 17, rain or shine
  • 7:30 am – Registration opens
  • 9:00 am – Race begins (walk, run or jog the 5k course!)
  • Race entrance is on Whiteside Drive, accessible via Umstead Drive off of Western Boulevard

“We are thrilled to be holding this great family event with our partners in the community and cause, the Crape Myrtle Festival, the LGBT Center of Raleigh and NCAAN,” said Melanie Black Dubis, Parker Poe attorney and AASC board chair. “Working with likeminded advocacy groups will maximize the event’s footprint, and we hope this will be the first of many successful collaborations leading to a better life for individuals living with HIV and the Triangle community at large.”

“ViiV Healthcare is proud to support the 2015 AIDS Walk and 5K here in Raleigh,” said Bill Collier, Head of North America, ViiV Healthcare. “Organizations such as AASC play an important role in the fight against HIV/AIDS and provide invaluable support to people living with HIV and the communities that support them.”

AASC and its founding partners have been a Triangle community institution for over 30 years. AASC provides care and support for over 5,000 individuals annually through food pantries, facilitated transportation, case management, research, support teams, education, testing and prevention services. The annual walk/run remains a critical funding component for the organization, with last year’s AIDS Walk event raising $50,000.

About Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, Inc.
The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to provide compassionate, non-judgmental care to people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and caregivers. The Alliance also focuses on education and prevention of the spread of HIV.

About Crape Myrtle Festival
Crape Myrtle Festival is an all-volunteer nonprofit that encourages and promotes the development of services for persons living with AIDS and/or HIV infection, and additionally, to raise money for financial assistance, outreach, and education to realized needs within the LGBT community.

About LGBT Center of Raleigh
The Mission of the LGBT Center of Raleigh is to strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.

About North Carolina AIDS Action Network
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout our state.


Testing Hours and Locations


  • AAS-C
    1637 Old Louisburg Rd, Raleigh NC 27604 • 919-834-2437
    Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm
    Monday evenings 4pm – 7pm


  • Gurley’s Pharmacy in Downtown Durham
    114 W Main St, Durham NC 27701 • 919-688-8978
    1st Tuesday of each month 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Sunrise Recovery Resource Center
    1201 N Roxboro St, Durham NC 27701 ▪ 919-973-2799
    4th Friday of each month 12pm – 2pm
  • El Centro Hispano
    2000 Chapel Hill Rd Suite 26A, Durham NC 27707 ▪ 919-687-4635
    Last Thursday of every month 4pm to 8pm
  • LGBTQ Center of Durham
    114 Hunt St, Durham NC 27701
    1st Thursday of every month 4pm - 7pm

Johnston County

  • Carolina Outreach, LLC Clayton
    510 W Main St Suite 100, Clayton NC 27520 • 919-359-0669
    2nd Wednesday of every month 3pm – 5pm
  • Carolina Outreach, LLC Smithfield
    612 Wilkins St Suite D, Smithfield NC 27577
    4th Wednesday of every month 3pm - 5pm
  • iChoose Pregnancy Support Services
    540 NC 42, Clayton NC 27520 ▪ 919-585-4353
    1st Monday of every month 4pm – 6pm
  • Garner Lighthouse
    332 N Brightleaf Blvd ▪ Smithfield, NC 27577 ▪ 919.300.1127
    2nd Tuesday of every month 10am to 1pm

Franklin County

  • Vision Behavioral Health
    104 North Main St Suite 200, Louisburg NC 27549 ▪ 919-496-7781
    2nd Friday of every month 11am to 1pm

Other Special Testing Locations

  • Call for information or check website.
    For event inquiry, please contact 919-834-2437

Food Pantry Hours & Location


  • AAS-C
    1637 Old Louisburg Rd, Raleigh NC 27604
    Monday 3:00-7:00pm
    Tuesday 12:30-4:00pm
    Wednesday 12:30-4:00pm