Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Community News - AIDS Walk 8/19

To whom it may concern as members of all affected Registered Neighborhood Organizations (​RNOs), Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and City Councilman Wayne New of District 10,

AIDS Walk Colorado will be taking place at Cheesman Park on Saturday, August 19th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., with set up of the event occurring on Friday, August 18th.  We anticipate 4,000 – 6,000 people in attendance to mark this anniversary event.   

The event will be on the south side of the park again this year to allow accessibility to 12th Ave. Please note some streets surrounding the park will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19th while our walk is in process. I have attached a map for your consideration to show which streets this will affect.

Additionally, entry ways into Cheesman Park will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon. Vehicles of any kind will not be allowed to drive into the park during this closure as a safety precaution for the thousands of event attendees and the hundreds of volunteers throughout the park and on the park roadways.

It is our hope that strike of the event will happen within in 3 hours of the event’s end and that we can re-open the entry ways to the park by 6:00 pm on August 19th

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and please feel free to share this information with anyone who you think would like to attend.  I will be the primary contact for the day of the event, and my cell phone number is 303-523-3876.  For your information, I have attached our Press Release with all relevant information, as well as a map of the Run/Walk Route.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Kind Regards,

Jaime Marston Cook

Development Manager

Colorado Health Network

6260 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220

Office Direct: 303-962-5318