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Swedish to Return as AIDS Walk Presenting Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kelly Bray
(206) 957-1633
kellyb[at]lifelong.org 

Seattle, WA - Swedish announced its return as Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 End AIDS Walk & 5K Run to be held on September 26 in Seattle's Volunteer Park. Swedish's partnership will be highlighted on marketing materials including bus ads, print advertising, and collateral. On the day of the event, Swedish will educate walkers about health and wellness from their table in the Community Pavilion.

"We are proud to return as the Presenting Sponsor of this important annual event.  Lifelong has been keeping people living with HIV healthy and preventing new infections for 30 years. I look forward to the day when this disease is no more and new infections are a thing of the past. But until then, we walk.”

Swedish, the Northwest's largest and most comprehensive medical center, has enjoyed a strong and longstanding relationship with Lifelong focused on improving the health of people living with chronic illnesses.  The partnership has led to the formation of Medicaid expansion work groups to understand the upcoming challenges and opportunities with health care reform in Washington. Lifelong is also a part of Swedish’s Global to Local initiative that consists of community organizations conducting outreach to improve community health. Lifelong and Swedish are currently exploring ways to study the health effects that three medically appropriate meals a day would have on those living with chronic illness.

The cost to participate as a walker at the End AIDS Walk is free. Runners pay $35. The event is a timed 5K run and includes a beer and mimosa garden, live DJ, local bands, and kid-friendly activities. Register at www.endAIDSWalk.org.

About Lifelong
Lifelong is the leading community health organization that serves people with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, in Western Washington. We believe all people have a right to a roof over their head, healthy food to eat, and access to affordable healthcare. Lifelong delivers food, housing, and health services; collaborates with community organizations on the prevention and care of chronic disease; and advocates for effective HIV/AIDS policy. Simply put —we make health work.