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Salt Lake AIDS Walk 2014 with the Utah AIDS Foundation

by dav.d

For the last few years I have been the event photographer for the Utah AIDS Foundation and their Walk for Life. The Salt Lake Walk for Life raises money to help people in Utah living with HIV/AIDS. This year the walk raised $60,000!

Walkers gather for the AIDS Walk

Walkers gather for the AIDS Walk

This year the walk started at the City Creek Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. For the past two years the walk has had police escort and they walk on the roads of the city. It feels a little like a parade. Before that the walk would be on the sidewalks and went for a longer distance.

Volunteers and organizers

Volunteers and organizers

I love to photograph the four-footed and furry companions. Dogs are popular on the walk and they have a great time.

Dogs meet each other

Dogs meet each other

Dog is excited to meet people

Dog is excited to meet people

DJ Lishus was providing music as people gathered for the walk. I have run into him at a number of events and weddings this summer. Always fun to run into a familiar face.

DJ Lishus spins the music as people gather at City Creek for the Walk

DJ Lishus spins the music as people gather at City Creek for the Walk

A dog and her daddy

A dog and her daddy

Before the walk different people will start a team and raise money towards a goal. Some of the groups were backed by their employer such as American Express, City Creek Mall, Macy’s, Harmons, eBay, and others. Maybe next year I’ll try and do my own fundraising team. If you get to a certain level you get a t-shirt!

Different groups raised funds for the Utah AIDS Foundation

Different groups raised funds for the Utah AIDS Foundation

I had a great time and some exercise. Mornings are great because the light is pretty and still a bit golden.

American Express Employees

American Express and their employees were one of the sponsors

Cheer Salt Lake was there to warm up the audience with some stretches and dance moves. They also performed for the group before they took off.

Cheer Salt Lake Perform

Cheer Salt Lake performs for the Salt Lake AIDS Walk

Channel 4 interviews Cheer Salt Lake

Channel 4 interviews Cheer Salt Lake

Thanks to all the walkers! I had a blast. I look forward to next year’s Walk for Life.

A dachshund sports a green vest for the AIDS Walk

A dachshund sports a green vest for the AIDS Walk

Salt Lake AIDS walk with banner walk by Cheer Salt Lake

Salt Lake AIDS walk with banner walk by Cheer Salt Lake

Early morning walkers

Early morning walkers

Salt Lake AIDS walk with banner walk by Cheer Salt Lake

Salt Lake AIDS walk with banner walk by Cheer Salt Lake

People walking for life

Hundreds turn out for the Walk for Life

People and dogs walks together

People and dogs walks together

Family and kids ride bikes and walk for life

Family and kids ride bikes and walk for life

Walkers Carry the AIDS Walk Banner

Walkers carry the banner through the streets of Salt Lake.

A Couple hold their Chinese Crested

A Couple hold their Chinese Crested

Downtown Salt Lake City decorated with graffiti

Downtown Salt Lake City decorated with graffiti

eBay and Jim Dabakis after the Salt Lake AIDS Walk

eBay and Jim Dabakis after the Salt Lake AIDS Walk

People sign the Walk's banner after the Walk for Life

People sign the Walk’s banner after the Walk for Life

Signing the Utah AIDS Foundation banner

Signing the Utah AIDS Foundation banner

A pug mix finished the walk

A pug mix finished the walk

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