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MASSACHUSETTS: AFWM AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival: Only a Month Away!


The Rainbow Times (09.06.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

The 17th Annual AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival, sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts (AFWM) in Springfield, Mass., will be held on October 5 at Riverfront Park in downtown Springfield beginning at 11:00 a.m. The event will include a festival featuring a free barbecue lunch and live music by the John Brandoli Band, a children’s area with games and crafts, a raffle and vendors. Free and confidential HIV testing will also be offered. The fundraiser supports AFWM as it provides emergency financial assistance to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the western Massachusetts area, and also supports educational programming efforts. Individuals interested in participating can register themselves or a walking/running team and create a personalized fundraising page at Further information is also available at or You can also reach the AFWM office at (413) 301-0955.


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