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Join Governor Babatunde Fashola, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Kenneth Kaunda & More to Raise Awareness about HIV/Aids at the Lagos Aids Walk & Concert – Saturday 21st April 2012

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Biire Child and Maternal Health Foundation in collaboration with the Lagos State Agency for the Control of Aids (LSACA) and other stake holders, presents the maiden edition of Lagos Aids Walk – a 10 Km HIV/Aids awareness walk.

This “walkathon” taking place on Saturday 21st April 2012, will see political leaders, religious and community leaders, representatives of corporate organizations, civil society organizations, artistes and students walk from Ebute Meta End of the Third Mainland Bridge through Carter/Adeniji Adele Bridge, Lagos where a large human red ribbon will be formed. The Red Ribbon signifies remembrance, care and compassion for those who are still living with the virus and those who have lost their lives to it.

Leading this 10 km HIV/Aids walk awareness is the Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (Executive Governor of Lagos State), he will be accompanied by Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Former Governor of Lagos State) and Kenneth Kaunda ( Former President of  Zambia) who lost one of his sons to the AIDS syndrome.

Others in the lead of the walk are Pastor Ituah Ighodalo (Founder & General Overseer of Trinity House), representatives from the British Council, LAGBUS, LASAA, Afromedia, Admobile, Unilag FM, ElizabethR, Sahara Energy, Protea Westwood Hotel, Total, Cool FM, This Day, Siverbird TV and more.

Aim of this 10 KM Walk

  • To raise awareness about existing laws against discrimination and stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • To advocate for more political will and corporate support towards HIV prevention, treatment, care and support
  • To raise funds towards providing support for AIDS Campaigns especially with respect to PMTCT
  • To scale up HCT services towards meeting the goal of universal access

This event is targeted at;

  • The general public
  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • Governments: Federal, State, LocalS
  • In-school and out-of-school youths
  • Corporate organizations
  • Religious bodies
  • Civil society groups
  • Philanthropists
  • Other stakeholders

After the formation of the Red Ribbon, attendees will then walk to Freedom Park on Broadstreet Lagos where a concert will held. This Concert will give artistes the opportunity to advocate for the need of people especially the youth to live a safe and healthy life with regard to their sexuality. Also at this concert, there will be a free HIV testing and counselling and safe sex materials will also be distributed.

To be a part of the Lagos Aids Walk, register at www.LagosAidsWalk.com

Date: Saturday 21st April 2012
Time: 9 AM
Venue: From Ebute Meta end of the Third Mainland Bridge to Freedom Park, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries;

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BellaNaija.com is an official media partner of the Lagos Aids Walk

24 Comments

  1. bookieyomi

    April 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

    i’ll be there

  2. Boo

    April 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Styl Plus said it best…..

    You should save your life for those who love you
    And need you in their lives day and night
    Play it safe, stay alive

    Support the HIV/AIDS movement and lets learn the truth and dispel myths about HIV.

  3. faith

    April 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I like!!!

  4. Amate

    April 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Amazing… more like it. Many Nigerians are living with this virus but nobody is saying nothing about it.

  5. JIULU

    April 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I am walking all the way

  6. Oj

    April 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Well done……..everybody lets start the walk

  7. Oj

    April 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This is a real reason to walk. Not a walk for fuel corrupt officials or NLC. This is human life. I will not only be walking but will run and then fly…..Thanks

  8. Ken

    April 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Comon lagosians its our time to step out and do something great!!!! AHOOOOOOOO

  9. konnie

    April 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Kenneth Kaunda, I haven’t heard that name in eons. I have to look it up. Great cause.

  10. Ken

    April 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Great men, Great cause, Great initiative…….I like

  11. Arambe

    April 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Over 3 million Nigerians living with HIV and this is the first time i’m hearing of such a great cause, may God bless the organizers of this program. I am HIV positive and I am going to be working because i know am no more alone. Break the silence

  12. obi

    April 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thumbs up.

  13. zuki

    April 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Pls how can i support this ….is there a website or phone contact cos i will volunteer from morning till dawn. I lost my father to AIDS

  14. emmanuel

    April 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Sorry Zuki. Don’t know people still die of HIV. I have a friend who sleeps with everybody from men, women, dogs, goats, monkeys. He needs to meet you so you can tell him the reality.

  15. Twinkle

    April 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Finally, this walk is about to kick off! I’ma walk alright. legoooooooo

  16. Frank Gates

    April 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    This is Great, here in Nigeria. I’ ma come and walk the walk peeps.

  17. Sarah Oparinde

    April 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    It is really Awesome, I cant Believe it happening there in Nigeria. How i wish i could make it down there.

  18. Ogunleye dare

    April 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    It is a HIV/AIDS revolution. I am really Loving this.

  19. itua

    April 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    this is Lovely. I am Walking too.

  20. Gbenga

    April 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Emmaunel sounds like a mongrel. What do you mean by you don’t know people still die from AIDS. And why must Zuki teach or tell a full grown adult how to behave correctly. Pls be sensitive. Over 17 million Africans have died so far this includes our own FELA Anikulapokuti and many more unknown people.

  21. mike

    April 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Kenneth Kaunda was the former president of Zambia. He lost his son to AIDS.

  22. Dammy

    April 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I respect all these artist who are giving their time (Hopefully free of charge) to this cause. May God continue to bless them for aligning with such a great cause. I love Pastor Ituah too. He is a wonderful man.

  23. Uche

    April 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Love this. Kudos to the organizers. Perfect and a brilliant concept LAGOS AIDS WALK (LAW)

  24. chika

    April 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Hello Zuki, we are happy you are getting involved with a cause like this.. sorry for your loss. this event is aimed to see that people living with HIV are accorded same rights as one who is not, create awareness that anti stigmitization actually kills and does not help in any way. our website is http://www.lagosaidswalk.org and you can reach us on 08031907516. Come everyone lets us walk and in oneness say no to anti stigmatization and discrimination, walk starts 9am, 21st april 2012 from adekunle bus stop to freedom park where a benefit concert would be held. Choc city boys, funke akindele, jjc amongst others would be there…

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