• UO Happenings: AIDS Walk Philly Recap

    This month, Urban Outfitters' Campus Community program marched in AIDS Walk Philly, a 5K walk in Philadelphia which raises money for the AIDS Fund organization. The team got up bright and early on a Sunday morning and started at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To kick off the event, the foundation shared informational pieces about statistics and how AIDS has been stigmatized, an incredibly powerful way to look at the numbers of the thousands and thousands of people who have had their lives affected by AIDS.

    Out on the lawn, people were also able to view a memorial quilt that was composed of unique patches memorializing people who had lost their lives to the disease. "It was cool to see a large number of people from all walks of life, and all communities, coming together," says Brittany Smith, the Events Coordinator here at UO. "To know that they also individually raised so much money for this cause was amazing."

    At the halfway point, the walkers were treated to a children’s theatrical group that performed Disney songs who had "everyone 100% crying" (due to cuteness). Thanks to the help from all our friends, family, and coworkers, the UO Campus Community team was able to raise $19,743 for the AIDS Fund Organization. Not bad for one walk! See some more photos from the walk below, and for more info on getting involved next year, visit AIDS Walk Philly.
    Photos by CJ Harvey

    Some of the UO team wearing their customized t-shirts.

    One of our UO Campus Community water bottles in the hands of an excited walker.

    The children's group performing Disney songs (so cute).

    Wrapping up the walk and heading back to the art museum.

    One big group shot of the whole team! Thanks for making it all happen.

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