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Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life: Lace Up and Walk On

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 16, 2014) - Making a difference to the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS is now easier than ever before.

From September 13-21, people across the country will lace up their shoes and take a stroll through the streets of their communities during the annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. This annual event helps participants show their solidarity for the thousands of Canadians living with, affected by, and at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

"Every year, our collective steps raise funds and awareness for essential HIV programs and services in over 40 communities across Canada," said Monique Doolittle-Romas, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian AIDS Society. "We are not asking for much -- just for Canadians to do something as simple as joining a Walk, or sponsoring an individual or team -- to show support for an important cause that affects us all."

2014 marks the 18th year of the national walk. Since its inception in 1996, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life has raised over $40 million and has attracted well over half a million walkers.

"We are pleased to help improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS," said Alberta Cefis, Scotiabank's Executive Vice President and Head of Global Transaction Banking. "Our communities are stronger and brighter when we walk together -- so I encourage Canadians to get involved whether it's participating in the Walk, contributing donations or volunteering your time."

All proceeds generated by the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life help support services for those living with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS in communities nationwide.

"People with HIV and AIDS are living longer and fuller lives today than ever before, but there is still more we can do," said Ms. Doolittle-Romas. "Through education and outreach programs, local chapters across the country are helping increase prevention rates while reducing the stigma and putting an end to discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS."

To learn more about the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, sponsor a team or an individual walker, or register for a Walk in your community, visit

National Sponsors
Title Sponsor: Scotiabank
Platinum Sponsor: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
Gold Sponsor: Gilead Sciences Canada Inc.
Bronze Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Creative Sponsor: TBWA/TORONTO
Promotional Partners: Cineplex Media, Maclean's Magazine, Marketwired, Rainbow
Cinemas/Magic Lantern Theatres, The Walrus Magazine, Google Ad Grants

This year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life takes place across Canada on the following dates:

Date                           Location of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
Sunday, August 31              Fort McMurray AB                             
                               Kingston ON                                  
Saturday, September 13         London ON                                    
                               Ottawa ON                                    
                               Peace River AB                               
                               Prince George BC                             
                               Toronto ON                                   
Sunday, September 14           St. John's NL                                                                      
Wednesday, September 17        Moricetown BC                                
                               Whitehorse YT                                
Thursday, September 18         Dawson Creek BC                              
                               Smithers BC                                  
Friday, September 19           Hazelton BC                                  
Saturday, September 20         Cranbrook BC                                 
                               Edmonton AB                                  
                               Mississauga ON                               
                               Nelson BC                                    
                               Oshawa ON                                    
                               Yorkton SK                                   
Sunday, September 21           Calgary AB                                   
                               Charlottetown PE                             
                               Guelph ON                                    
                               Grande Prairie AB                            
                               Red Deer AB                                  
                               Regina SK                                    
                               Saint John NB                                
                               Saskatoon SK                                 
                               Truro NS                                     
                               Winnipeg MN                                  
                               Vancouver BC                                 
Sunday, September 28           Halifax NS                                   
                               Chatham-Kent ON                              
To Be Determined               Corner Brook NL                              
                               Fredericton NB                               
                               Miramichi NB                                 
                               Nanaimo BC                                   
                               Thunder Bay ON                               
                               Victoria BC                                  
                               Windsor ON                                   

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is a project of the Canadian AIDS Society in partnership with the Positive Living Society of British Columbia, the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. During the national week-long event, cities and communities from across the country host Walks to raise funds for local services and programming and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. As Canada's most important HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life has now raised over $40 million for community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations since 1996 and has attracted well over half a million participants. Scotiabank continues its multi-year commitment as title sponsor for the AIDS Walk, playing a key role in expanding its promotional and fundraising capacity.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, their global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for their charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at

About the Canadian AIDS Society
The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. CAS is dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit

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