World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first globally recognized health day. Now in its 30th year, people in the Boulder region will join together with hundreds of other World AIDS Day events across the globe.
Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. In 2017, one million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. In Colorado, there are over 15,000 people living with HIV with over 600 people in the Boulder region known to be living with HIV. Despite the medical community knowing more than ever about HIV, almost 40,000 people in the US are diagnosed with HIV each year. There is still a basic lack of knowledge about HIV for many, and associated stigma and discrimination remains a reality for many people living with HIV.
Local Legends Gala
BCAP’s Local Legends Gala is the agency’s largest annual fundraising event. This elegant evening features chefs from Boulder and surrounding areas and honors outstanding Local Legends who have made a historic difference in the lives of those affected by HIV in Colorado, including our local Boulder community. The event also celebrates the annual recipient of the Don Holloway Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service, Board Member of the Year and Community Partner of the Year.
To learn more about becoming an event sponsor, please contact Ana Hopperstad, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303-444-6121 ext. 104, with any questions.2017 Local Legends Gala Sponsor Packet
Annual AIDS Walk Colorado
Team BCAP participated once again in this year’s 30th annual AIDS Walk Colorado. This event, scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at Cheesman Park in Denver, is Colorado’s largest one-day AIDS-related fundraiser in the Rocky Mountain region. The event is produced by the Colorado Health Network in Denver. BCAP participates as a partner organization. 70% of the funds raised by BCAP will benefit the Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin and Clear Creek County region.
In 2017, BCAP raised over $12,000 and recruited over 40 team members for this year’s walk!