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Mark Your Calendars!

The 2023 Tallahassee AIDS Walk will take place September 21st at the Southwood Nature Trail. Stay tuned to our social media for updates and info! If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring this amazing event, email Serene Smallwood at or call (850) 656-2437 ext. 224.

Online registration will close at 11:59pm on September 20th, but walk-up registration will be available starting at 6pm.

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Directions & Parking

The quickest way to find the AIDS Walk venue is to enter the address for El Jalisco Southwood (3197 Merchants Row Blvd) into your map. The reserved lot that the AIDS Walk activities will be taking place at is located behind the building the El Jalisco is in. The music, food, and fun will be set up in the section directly behind the building, and the lot across Ivy Green Trail is where you can park. Walk check-in, registration, and shirt distribution will all be located in the center of the setup.

Tallahassee AIDS Walk 2023

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 21st, 2023, at 6:30pm at the Southwood Nature Trail. We are celebrating the 33rd Annual AIDS Walk this year, working alongside partner organizations Neighborhood Medical Center and Bond Community Health Center.

Individual community members, school and university groups, companies, and faith groups can register to walk as individuals or as part of a team beginning July 31st. Walkers are encouraged to also become fundraisers themselves 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 33rd 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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Support an Upcoming Fundraiser

Southwood Sweets

On the day of the walk, be sure to swing by Southwood Sweets and grab a treat, with flavors inspired by the red ribbon, the symbol of the fight against HIV/AIDS! Located in the building that the AIDS Walk venue is right behind, Southwood Sweets will be donating 15% of sales between 6pm and 9pm, which is a great help to our cause. Be sure to ask any staff or volunteer at the event if you need help finding them.
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