Tallahassee, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2013 -- Cash.org, one of the leaders in proving consumers with responsible options for short-term loans online, announced this week that they would be acting as a sponsor for Big Bend Cares’ 23rd Annual AIDS Walk & 5k/10k Run.
Big Bend Cares is an organization that provides education and comprehensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, serving Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Franklin, Taylor, and Wakulla Counties in Northern Florida. They are a 501 c3 agency that serves the “Big Bend” area of Florida. which stretches across the panhandle. Big Bend Cares is the only HIV/AIDS organization to provide case management services and is the primary AIDS service organization providing HIV/AIDS education in the mostly rural region. They work to connect individuals who have HIV to needed services, and do what they can to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Big Bend Cares offers a range of care and services to those with HIV, such as: a medical assistance program; an AIDS insurance coalition program, which is a program for Floridians who have AIDS and are unable to maintain their private health insurance coverage; Project AIDS Care, which provides home- and community-based services to eligible persons; as well as housing opportunities for persons with AIDS.
Big Bend Cares also puts their focus on HIV prevention and education, with programs that include free, confidential HIV testing, pre- and post-test counseling conducted by a qualified staff, social networking strategies, free condom distribution, educational materials, peer adherence and navigation services, HIV 500 and 501 classes, educational classes, health fairs, and more.
The AIDS Walk & 5k/10k Run will be the 23rd event of its kind, taking place on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Since 1990, the AIDS Walk has been Big Bend Cares’ biggest and most important fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will be applied to direct-care services for their clients, and HIV prevention and education for the entire Big Bend area.
A spokesperson for Cash.org explained that they were excited to be sponsoring the event, saying, “Big Bend Cares is a wonderful and important organization impacting their community and serving individuals who have to deal with a wide range of difficult situations and emotions. We are very excited to be able to support their 23rd Annual AIDS Walk.”
To find out more about Big Bend Cares and their AIDS Walk & 5k/10k Run, you can visit their website.
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