Ashford University Plans Aids Awareness Walk

December 1 Event Planned at Ashford University Campus

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Ashford University Student Success Department will sponsor an AIDS Awareness Walk and the public is invited to participate. 

“We are hoping to spread awareness about a disease that has affected the lives of so many people and to acknowledge the fact that many people live every day with this medical condition,” said Stacy Powers, Ashford University Student Development and Activities Coordinator.  “We feel it is necessary to take a positive stance and acknowledge World Aids Day (December 1) by helping to educate our young people about prevention and awareness of this particular issue.” 

The AIDS awareness event begins at 3 p.m. with a short program at Ashford’s new soccer field at the university’s South Campus. Participants will then walk to Ashford’s Bluff Campus for brownies and hot chocolate in the Student Center. At 4:30 p.m. a speaker from The AIDS Project will give a presentation. 

All walkers and runners will receive a red scarf and red ribbon for participating in the event. The AIDS Awareness Walk is open and free to the public.

In the event of inclement weather, the group will be walking in the St. Francis gymnasium and around the AU campus.

For additional information, please contact Powers at 563.242.4023, ext.7380.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.