SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Sacco and close friend Lejon Boudreaux, along with world-renowned, ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes have signed on to bring awareness to the AIDS epidemic by staging a run from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The 510-mile trip will kick off World AIDS Day activities on Dec. 1 and end two weeks later on Dec. 14, 2007. At the end of each day, the runners will participate in a variety of local activities. The trip will be chronicled via writings and images that will be posted on a blog on http://www.BlackAIDS.org
"Our goal is to raise money to end the AIDS epidemic and to reach at least one million people with messages about HIV testing, treatment and stigma. We will speak to people about the importance of each person taking part in this critical fight in their own individual way," says Sacco.
"The AIDS epidemic looks very different today than it did when I got
infected 25 years ago," says Phill Wilson, CEO and founder of the Black
AIDS Institute. "Many of us made a promise not to stop fighting until it
was over. Mike Sacco is trying to keep that promise. In my book, he is
truly one in a million."
What: News conference and start of 14-day, 510-mile run.
Who: Sponsored by the Black AIDS Institute, Nike
Scheduled to speak:
Phill Wilson, Executive Director, Black AIDS Institute
Mike Sacco, runner
Lejon Boudreaux, runner
Where: Golden Gate Bridge (Marin County side) Visitor lookout point
When: 7 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2007
* Camera Crews may seek additional backstage coverage. Additional B-roll
footage for news coverage is available upon request.
Day 1 Golden Gate Bridge to Pacifica
Day 2 Pacifica to Pescadero
Day 3 Pescadero to Santa Cruz
Day 4 Santa Cruz to Monterey<
|SOURCE Black AIDS Institute|
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