HIVSTERS Cause we can Camino

$14,466 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 36 months
In 2016 HIV related stigmas and discrimination are the number ONE barrier to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Despite decades of advances in the treatment and prevention of HIV, an environment of ignorance and fear persists. It is within these environments where feelings of self doubt, shame, isolation and inadequacy rear their heads and disempower members of the PLHIV community.

Our mission is to combat all HIV related stigmas through the execution of education and awareness events. To dispel remaining myths that PLHIV are somehow less capable of living full, rich lives or are restricted by their "condition". We do this by undertaking and completing significant adventure challenges, by having fun along the way and in turn proving that living well with HIV is indeed possible.

For the next challenge: 12 HIV+ people and friends will walk the Hivsters, Cause we can Camino. An 8 day, 180km endurance hike from Portland (VIC) to Penola (SA). They will walk for up to 11 hours a day and deliver educational talks in the towns along the way.

The Hivsters: "HIV is not what it used to be. Treatments have changed and so should community preceptions. We are out to set the record straight and create awareness everywhere we go." 

We aim to create hope and add value to the lives of those affected. It starts by creating small ripples, and in time the ripple effect in society will continue to grow. The Camino's we undertake are our shared paths to achieving that goal.

For more information on the Hivsters and the Camino please see:  http://www.hivsters.info/

Thank you for your support.


Here are some photos of one of our recent Camino training sessions, with some of the Hivsters & their friends.
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A MASSIVE Hivsters thank you to the VIC Bears for their donation to the upcoming anti-stigma campaign, The Hivsters 'Cause we can' Camino. Thanks guys!!!
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We just had our Camino fundraiser event, Totally Positive and it was a huge success!! We raised just under $3000. BIG thank you to everyone involved and for all who came to support us. HUGE shout outs to Heather Ellis, all the donating Artists, the Comedy crew, Hares & Hyenas and especially the Camino committee who worked so hard to get us this far. Next step, the Hivsters Cause we can Camino!! Watch out rural Victoria... we are coming for ya! www.hivsters.info
The Camino Committee
Adam Samuel doing art auction
Heather Ellis, author of UBUNTU
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G'day everyone!!

Thank you to all who have donated and helped get us to the halfway mark. We are so appreciative of all your support!

We are training very hard to get event ready and are SOOO excited to start educating communities and adding value to the lives of PLHIV everywhere.

Thanks again!
The Camino Committe
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Hai Hoang Nguyen
35 months ago

The $100 anonymous donation was from me

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$14,466 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 36 months
Created July 29, 2016
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LM
$100
Luke Mills
32 months ago

Buen camino HIVsters!! Luke Mills Aussie Camino

KL
$50
Kevin Lattimer
32 months ago

Great job lads love your work

$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
NP
$100
Nicolas Parkhill
32 months ago
TC
$25
Tazz Craig
32 months ago

Good Luck Ruan! looking forward to watching your journey! love Tazz

RR
$50
Rajita Radhakrishnan
32 months ago

Cause you should be proud! Amazing work, good luck!

MR
$20
Marc Riemer
32 months ago

All the best!!

JK
$50
Justin Koonin
33 months ago

Great effort - good luck!

TR
$30
Tenille Rogers
33 months ago

❤❤❤

$250
Anonymous
33 months ago
Hai Hoang Nguyen
35 months ago

The $100 anonymous donation was from me

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