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Legislation #: 130337 Introduction Date: 4/25/2013
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MARCASON, GLOVER, JAMES, JR., DAVIS, TAYLOR, SHARP, FORD, WAGNER, BROOKS, CURLS, JOHNSON, CIRCO AND REED
Title: Declaring April 27, 2013, as AIDS WALK Kansas City Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

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4/24/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/25/2013 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 130337

Declaring April 27, 2013, as AIDS WALK Kansas City Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

WHEREAS, this year marks the 25th annual AIDS Walk Kansas City, a local fundraising event and awareness project that is presented by the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City that attracts thousands of people, including community and corporate teams, and benefits the Kansas City Care Clinic, Good Samaritan Project, SAVE, Inc., and Hope Care Center; and

WHEREAS, in the last 25 years, an estimated 750,000 people have participated in the walks, which have raised over $8 million for the men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in the Kansas City metropolitan area; and

  WHEREAS, in Kansas City, more than 5,700 people live with HIV/AIDS, 700 of those being between the ages of 13 and 24; and

WHEREAS, funds raised by AIDS WALK KC enable the Good Samaritan Project to provide mental health counseling, prevention/education counseling and other programs, the Hope Care Center to offer long-term nursing care, Kansas City Care Clinic to provide primary medical care, HIV testing/prevention and other programs, and SAVE, Inc. to provide daily shelter and apartments for homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS; and

WHEREAS, the 2013 AIDS Walk Kansas City demonstrates the compassion and caring of people of all ages, from all backgrounds and walks of life who come together with corporate sponsors to participate in this event; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 27, 2013, as AIDS WALK Kansas City Day in Kansas City, Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City with the urging of the Mayor and Council for every Kansas Citian to participate in this celebration of community spirit, fun and festivities and make this the most successful Walk to date.

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