Fundraising Toolkit

Check out our guide to fundraising for the Walk & Run!

Download the PDF in full, or choose from a range of topics by clicking the links below. This toolkit combines many years of fundraising know-how, but there's always room for growth. If you have a great fundraising idea or feedback on this toolkit, send us an email: for Columbus, for Dayton, and for Toledo.


  • There are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the US.
  • Almost 1 in 7 don’t know they’re infected.
  • About 1 in 4 new HIV infections is among youth ages 13-24.
  • There are about 18,000 people living with HIV in OH.
  • Since the epidemic began, nearly 648,459 people with AIDS have died in the US.
  • An estimated 1 in 16 Black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime.
  • HIV remains the #1 health threat for gay and bisexual men.


AIDS Walk Central Ohio is central Ohio’s largest community fundraiser and awareness event for HIV/AIDS benefitting Equitas Health, Camp Sunrise, the Ohio AIDS Coalition, Nationwide Children’s FACES program, OSU Wexner Medical Center- AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU).

Since 1984 over 30,000 people have participated in the Walk and Run, raising millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention and care, saving countless lives and improving the well-being of thousands still living with HIV/AIDS today.

This year we expect over 2,200 people to join us. Equitas Health will continue until the epidemic ends…

Equitas Health

Equitas Health is produced and managed by Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio)

Equitas Health is Ohio’s premier community-based, not-for-profit provider of a comprehensive, coordinated and cutting-edge response to HIV/AIDS, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. It is now among the largest HIV/AIDS organizations in the US.

Equitas Health will provide medical care, pharmacy and other direct services to nearly 5.000 HIVpositive individuals this year, including 1,200 who will be receiving medical care and other services at their new and highly-acclaimed Columbus and Dayton Medical Centers and Pharmacies.

Our services include targeted outreach to those most vulnerable to HIV infection reaching tens of thousands

Through the Ohio AIDS Coalition, Equitas Health advocates for public policies that support the fight against AIDS and for public funding of treatment, prevention, education and care.

Through Camp Sunrise, we are able to offer a summer residential camp for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about Equitas Health at