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Donations for AIDS Walk & Run San Diego accepted through Oct. 14

SAN DIEGO -- While donation totals from last month's AIDS Walk & Run San Diego are still rolling in, The Center has announced the top fundraising teams from this year's event.

Donations are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 14, and those who wish to support the event are encouraged to send in a donation or give on behalf of one of the participants or teams.

Thousands of people joined in the 5K walk and 10K run held Sept. 25, which is the largest single-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego County held annually.

As of Oct. 5, the top fundraising teams and totals are as follows:

Top Team Overall
Martinis Above Fourth: $31,140

Top Corporate Team
Sempra: $21,386

Top Faith Based Team
Temple Emanu-El $3,289

Top Friends and Family Team
Hooligans: $5,134

Top K-12 School Team
Francis Parker School $2,521

Top Government Team
County of San Diego: $7,008

Top Nonprofit and/or Healthcare Team
The Center Team: $26,539

Top Small Business Team
Benchmark Revenue Management Team: $3,275

Top Social or Sports Club Team
Guys Like Us $9,805

Top College/University Team
UC San Diego $7,905

Once all funds are collected, the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative will work to identify donations from philanthropists and foundations that will qualify as matching funds to increase the amounts of money generated to support HIV/AIDS service agencies in San Diego. Over $500,000 was raised at the 2010 event.

To make a donation or for more information about AIDS Walk San Diego, click HERE.