With 435 students, Mason is the largest college team at the DC AIDS Walk
Mason has a twenty-year tradition of participation in AIDS Walk Washington and this year was no exception. Hundreds of Mason students got out of bed early on a Saturday to join the 24th annual AIDS Walk to benefit the Whitman-Walker health care program.
Mason had the largest university team at the walk this year, with 435 members. Over 40 student organizations and departments joined the effort (listed below) and collectively raised over $10,700.
One of the driving forces behind this year’s success was team captain, senior biology major, Nader Hussein. Nader was prompted to mobilize the Mason AIDS Walk team after engaging in efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in New York City on an alternative break trip through the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement.
Nader noted that he has gained a lot from his volunteer experiences, and encourages his peers to do the same, “Get involved with the community for something you are passionate about. Get engaged with organizations like CLCE on or off campus. Just find a way to give back to your community.”
Over 1.7 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS today. Washington DC has the highest infection rate in the country – comparable to countries in West Africa. Help us to continue our long standing Mason tradition by signing up for the 25th Annual AIDS Walk Washington in 2011!
Student Organizations and Academic Departments participating in Mason's 2010 AIDS Walk Team:
Department of Global Common Health
Office of Events Management
Transition Resources Center
August 16, 2011