All pledges raised by the Rotary AIDS Poker Walk support local and international community service projects by participating Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Rotary International District 7070,as well as selected NGOs participating as special guests. Rotary clubs operate on a 100% volunteer basis with 0% of donations deducted for administration costs.
Proceeds apportioned to the war on AIDS, like all Rotary initiatives, are carefully allocated directly to health providers, educators or non-profit agencies and hospitals with a proven track record of effectiveness and responsible financial management. Projects are monitored. All have all been carefully vetted and in many cases visited by Canadian Rotarians or their Rotary partners. Accountability is paramount.
Guest Teams are fielded by Registered Canadian Charities selected for their efficient, strategic and compassionate humanitarian work in HIV/AIDS, who will be directing the disbursement of their share of net proceeds in accorance with their own policies and government regulations, independently of Rotary District 7070.
"Our staff sees a visible difference in the health and vibrancy of the patients we treat, as a result of being
able to access the care they need."
From one of our patients at a decentralised site in Milongwe: 'I have spent a lot of money trying to access ARVs at Thyolo but I did not succeed. The first two weeks of taking ARVs are wonderful. I felt the difference. I actually can feel life coming back.'
From Theresa's Story, Malawi: "Many people still think that when you are HIV-positive you are dependant on others and cannot support yourself. With this picture I want to show that a person living with HIV can still work." www.msf.ca