This weekend our wonderful Sister Jewnita Hug took to the road to join the City of Fountain Sisters as well as Sister Ursula from the Emerald City Sisters to help raise money for AIDS Walk KC at The Folly Theatre for their 25th Anniversary and also for the return of "Golden Girls Gone Wild" in Kansas City, MO In total over $5,000 was raised through auctions, a 50/50 raffle as well as donations to benefit AIDS Walk KC. AIDS Walk is a walkathon fundraiser that raises money to combat the AIDS epidemic. The world’s first AIDS Walk fundraiser was organized by AIDS Project Los Angeles in 1985 with a goal of raising $100,000. They achieved that goal and then some, raising over $600,000 with thousands of walkers participating. Although there is no complete cure for HIV yet, the condition can be effectively controlled by appropriate treatment. People suffering from HIV are treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), which is very effective in reducing the amount of virus in the blood to an undetectable level. People who follow ART exactly as prescribed can achieve an undetected virus load and continue to live a healthy life without any risk of sexually transmitting the virus to their partners. For HIV-negative people, pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis medicines are considered very effective in preventing possible HIV transmission. It is one of our core missions to teach, educate and assist in raising funds for AIDS research. It is events like AIDS Walk that give us that opportunity to answer one of our callings as Sisters.