July 17: Will You Walk? Radiology Fundraises in AIDS Walk San Francisco 2016!


On July 17, 2016, a team of staff, faculty, and friends of UCSF’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging hopes to raise major funds for Bay Area AIDS and HIV programs with AIDS Walk San Francisco. Primary beneficiaries of this year’s walk are Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), which is initiating a new research program and which provides best-of-class care for older HIV patients; Project InformProject Open Hand; and several other Bay Area programs.

“I am walking because of the people we've lost to AIDS, in support of my friends who are HIV positive, and for a cure,” says team member Rosanna Horton, EdD, manager of UCSF Imaging’s China Basin and Mission Bay sites.

“I met Kelley while training for the AIDS (bike) Ride from SF to LA,” says team member Christopher Jovais, healthcare information director in the department. “He was intelligent, funny, and worldly with the physique of a body builder.  He died of AIDS.  Watching his demise left a profound and lasting impact regarding the devastating effects on those afflicted but also on their families and friends.  I walk for Kelley.”

“This is our third year walking as a department for this worthy cause” says Katie Murphy, team captain. “That engaged participation has raised significant funds for AIDS and HIV programs in our community. We intend to best ourselves on July 17!”

Horton, Jovais, Murphy, and many colleagues also walked in 2015, ranking high in UCSF fundraising teams with over $6,100 in contributions. The team hopes for another strong effort in 2016.


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