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Thank you for an amazing year!

The 2022 Tallahassee AIDS Walk was our most successful year yet, all thanks to contributions and presence of allies like you! It may have been our first year at the Southwood Nature Trail, but everyone still showed up and made a difference walking to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, meeting our goal of raising $10,000 with over 200 in attendance. Check out our Facebook for a complete photo album!

Information for next year will be made available as soon as we confirm, so check back in the coming months! If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring this amazing event, email Serene Smallwood at or call (850) 656-2437 ext. 224.

See some of our favorite photos from the event below!

Tallahassee AIDS Walk 2022

Big Bend Cares’ fall event, the Tallahassee AIDS Walk, draws hundreds of participants each year. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, September 15th, 2022, at the Southwood Nature Trail. We are celebrating the 32nd Annual AIDS Walk this year, and our theme is “March into the Future”, a progression beyond the immense hardships of recent years, to pick up the pieces and rebuild a path to a brighter future.

Individual community members, school and university groups, companies, and faith groups can register to walk as individuals or as part of a team. Walkers are encouraged to also become fundraisers and help us reach our goal. After a memorial walk around the Southwood Nature Trail (starting at the intersection of Ivy Green Trail and Grove Park Dr.), we will gather to listen to speakers and music.

This event will be a celebration of all of those who have fought so hard to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. All proceeds help Big Bend Cares in providing direct-care services for our clients and HIV prevention and education for the entire Big Bend region.

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Why We Walk

Mathias Sweet of Neighborhood Medical Center
Did you know that in the Big Bend area, 1 out of every 172 adults is living with HIV/AIDS? In the African American community, it’s 1 out of every 72 adults. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV – with 1 in 7 of them not even aware that they have the disease!

Yes, the epidemic is far from over.

This is why clients, community members, staff and advocates of Big Bend Cares, Neighborhood Medical Center, and Bond Community Health Center (our 3 local HIV/AIDS service organizations) are walking together each year. We walk for the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in Florida. We walk to remember those who no longer can. We walk to remind you that you’re not alone. We walk for a nation. We walk to educate. We walk for change.

The Tallahassee AIDS Walk works to raise awareness and funds to support HIV programs in the community. All proceeds will benefit our 3 local HIV/AIDS service organizations.  We honor and remember friends and family, celebrate those who are living full lives with the virus, and recognize the work that still needs to be done.

Please walk with us!

Become a Partner

Big Bend Cares understands that besides offering an excellent value to your customers, you frequently extend your generosity to local nonprofits that provide services to families in need. Big Bend Cares invites you to partner with us for the 32nd Annual AIDS Walk. Since 1987, Big Bend Cares has been the only AIDS Service Organization in our eight-county region, and since 1990, the AIDS Walk has been our biggest and most important awareness event. As partner for Tallahassee AIDS Walk, your business will receive the attention of hundreds of participants, exposure in local media outlets, an aggressive social media campaign and a feature on Big Bend Cares’ website. We want to make the Walk as successful as possible for the benefit of our neighbors and their families who struggle daily with HIV/AIDS. We believe enlisting the support of top-notch organizations, like yours, will make that happen.

Please email Serene Smallwood, or call (850) 656-2437 ext. 224 if you or your organization is interested in becoming a partner.

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2022 Sponsors
Title Sponsor - Gilead
Presenting Sponsors
Department of Health
Mail Meds
Silver Sponsors
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Curant Health
FAMU Health
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Bronze Sponsors
Boxton Cares
Capital Tea
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MidSouth Bank
Prince Hall Shriners
Scale it Up Florida
In-Kind Sponsors
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Southwood Town Center
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