WALK VENTURA / HEALTH FAIR              

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2019 PLAZA PARK VENTURA 

The goal of AIDS Walk Ventura is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to fund Diversity Collective's HIV-AIDS Education and Prevention Program. We will be working closely with the County of Ventura to ensure we fill in the gaps of service here in the county and make a positive impact on how HIV-AIDS affects us locally. Registration for AIDS Walk 2019 is now open. Let's Do This!  


PrEP IT, WRAP IT, TEST IT, = KNOW HIV AND AIDS/BE IN THE KNOW 


To Know your status and schedule a free rapid Confidential HIV screening at our Community Resource Center you can simply text or call 805-665-3193 and ask for information about an easy appointment or email rapidtesting@diversitycollective.org. 


For information on how to PrEP it, wrap it with internal and external condoms, and other prevention methods like PEP you can text or email us as well.

Here is more educational Information. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

To find providers who offer PrEP in your area this is a great resource. 

https://www.pleaseprepme.org/find-a-provider 

Free condoms are offered at our community resource center. For other locations please see link.

http://www.vchca.org/images/public_health/HIV/Condom_Distribution_Centers_in_Ventura_County.pdf

 

AIDS Walk Ventura is a fun, healthy way for friends, families, and teams of co-workers to raise awareness and help to do their part in the fight against HIV & AIDS in Ventura County. The event has a long history in Ventura County and has been hosted by a number of organizations throughout the years. Diversity Collective is proud to bring this event back to Ventura, in partnership with Ventura County Public Health, and with the help of numerous volunteers and sponsors. Together, we can reduce and eventually stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ventura County. In 2016 we added a free health fair with dozens of health-related agencies and vendors. We look forward to expanding the fair this year! We will kick off the 5k walk at 10:00 am. The route will start in the park on Thompson and Fir up to Ash and over the freeway crossing to the beautiful Ventura Beach Boardwalk down to Main to Fir again for the finish line back in the park.         


AIDS Walk 2018 was a huge success thanks to all our sponsors, fundraisers, and 100's of walkers who fundraised online to reach a grand total of $30,000.00.  We like to thank our sponsors Premier America Credit Union, Blake Mashburn, Macy's, The Downtown Ventura Organization, Synergy One Lending, First AmericanTitle, Pierpont Inn, Project Safer, Trader Joes, Starbucks, City of Ventura, and Anacapa Brewing Company for their walk contribution. We like to thank our top individual fundraisers Ashley Anderson $4312.00, Ziah Von Heyneman $1488.34, and Edgar-Beltran Family $1387.00. Top team fundraisers Team Glamily $6005.00, Starbucks $1464.00, and Ventura College Anthropology $548.00.                




Diversity Collective Ventura County is a community based non profit 501c3 organization.  Promoting advocacy, education, and mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community in Ventura County, California via our community resource center, programs and community events. We are the parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura and The Diversity Gala. All proceeds raised through fundraising efforts go to fund DCVC and it's community programs.