Cascade Aids Project raised over half a million dollars with the walk through downtown today. The Multnomah Youth Commission sponsored a team again, shown here in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Photo by Marc Fernandes, staff for the Youth Commission from Multnomah County
Michael Kaplan, Executive Director of CAP, said on stage that early treatment when people are HIV positive is 96% successful in avoiding transmission of the virus to partners. People can live long, productive lives after HIV infection with access to treatment. The Walk is aimed at raising both money and awareness. Get tested! Get help! For more information, see Cascade Aids Project.
This was Michael Kaplan's fifth and final walk as Executive Director. He is moving to Washington D.C. after winning the position of President & CEO of AIDS United, a leading national organization focused on advocacy, grant making, and public policy. Thank you for your service to our community, Michael.
Michael Kaplan in red, with others invited on stage. Photo by Cameron Whitten.