Table of Contents

Day of Information
General Information
Donations
Registration

Day of Information

How do I access this year’s program and music festival?
A YouTube link to the Celebration Event and Music Fest will be provided prior to the event.
“To give you the best viewing experience, YouTube changes the quality of your video stream based on your viewing conditions. These conditions are why you may notice a lag, or that the quality of your video changes as you watch videos.
Here are some factors that decide video quality:

  1. The speed of your internet connection
  2. Video player/screen size: Higher-quality videos generally play better on larger screens.
  3. Quality of the original uploaded video: If the video was recorded in standard definition, it won’t be available in high definition.” YouTube support center

Tips for optimal viewing:
Connect directly to your modem with an ethernet cord
Checky the system requirements & update your browser to support newer videos 
Change the video quality in your settings
View from your mobile device

Helpful Tutorials:
Changing the video quality
Watching a YouTube video on your TV
Downloading the YouTube app for Android & Apple Products
Using an ethernet cord with your Apple Products
Using an ethernet cord with a PC

For assistance on video quality, visit the Youtube Help Center or contact Chase Brexton Development staff at info@baltimoreaidswalk.org

What is the schedule for the Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival? The event program, messages from sponsors, community partners & award announcements will begin at 5PM followed by the music performance at 5:30PM. A detailed schedule will be released closer to the event.

General Information

How long is the Walk?
You decide! Engage and raise funds from any location. Join the Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival Club on Strava during your Walk registration. The team and individual with the most miles counted from May 23 until June 5th will win bragging rights. Walk, run, bike your way to helping us end HIV!

Helpful Tutorials:
Strava for Beginners
Join a club on Strava
Connect Strava to Fitbit, Apple Watch & Garmin

When and where can I pick up my t-shirt and/or swag bag?
Friday, June 4th at the Mt. Vernon Center garage, located at 1111 N. Charles Street (garage entrance off Biddle Street), Baltimore, MD 21201. Check back for updated pick-up times and details.

Commemorative items can be shipped for an additional $10 fee.

Do You Have Suggested Route Maps?
COVID-19 has presented us with unique challenges. The virtual event enables you to get creative with your route!

We have put together a few suggested socially distanced routes in the surrounding areas of our 5 centers: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County & Talbot County.

Anne Arundel County
Baltimore County
Baltimore City
Howard County
Talbot County
Bike Trails in Maryland
Virtual Trails

Chase Brexton - A Tour Rooted in the HIV & AIDS Epidemic

Though founded in 1978 before the first US cases of AIDS, much of Chase Brexton's story is the story of how HIV and AIDS affected our communities. This 2-mile, 35-minute walk will take you through the history of Chase Brexton and share photos and stories that tell some of the history of HIV and AIDS in our communities.

Disclaimer:
Chase Brexton encourages the appropriate social distance of six feet and the wearing of masks when clocking your miles while walking, running, or biking. Please use an abundance of caution to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and follow the recommended CDC guidelines.

Where does the money go?
With your help, we can end the impact of HIV on our friends, families, and our communities, by expanding education, testing, prevention, and treatment programs provided by Chase Brexton and our Community Partners.

What does this year’s theme mean?
Open to all, the 2021 Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival is bringing our community together to expand HIV testing, prevention, education, and treatment, to do all they can to prevent new HIV infections. Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the Center for Disease Control published the first report about a mysterious illness affecting young gay men. It was AIDS before it had a name. Today, we pledge to fight for patients until HIV and AIDS is no longer. Every generation has the power to stop HIV. We can make this happen together.

Donations

What is the deadline to donate?
We will continue to accept donations (online, checks, and cash) for the 2021 Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival through June 30, 2021. Donations will continue to be attributed to participant accounts.

To whom should donations be made out?
Checks should be made payable to "Chase Brexton Health Care."

Can I mail a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may arrange a socially distanced cash drop off donation with the Chase Brexton’s Development staff at 1111 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 by contacting celliott@chasebrexton.org

Or, you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account. Be sure to include the name of the participant being sponsored.

Where do I mail donations?
Checks should be sent to:
Chase Brexton Health Care
Attn: Development
1111 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Please include the donation form with the donation, and clearly write the name of the participant, or team, who should be credited on the check’s memo line or on a separate piece of paper; otherwise, your contribution could be credited as a general donation.

What should I do if a check is made out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Chase Brexton Health Care.

Are donations tax deductible?
Yes, donations are tax-deductible. If a good or service was given in exchange for a donation, please refer to this chart to calculate your tax-deduction. A Tax ID number identifies Chase Brexton Health Services as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Chase Brexton Health Services Tax ID number is [52-1638592]

Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email. If someone donates via cash or check, they can request a receipt by calling the Chase Brexton Development office at (410) 837-2050 x1034.

Award Categories & Prizes:

All money must be received by 5PM on Saturday, June 5, 2021 to count towards award

Team with the Most Miles from May 23rd to June 5: Shoe Trophy
Individual with the most miles from May 23rd to June 5: Medal
Top Fundraising Corporate Team: Trophy
Top Fundraising Family & Friends Team: Plaque & entry for two participants for the 2023 Walk
Top Fundraising Community Partner Team: Plaque & entry for two participants for the 2023 Walk
Top Fundraising Chase Brexton employee Team: Walrus Trophy & Team Lunch
Top Individual Fundraiser: Plaque & one ticket to the 2022 Chase Brexton Gala
Individual with most Miles: Medal
Top Social Media Sharer: Medal

Registration

What is the difference between a Basic, Bonus, & Free registration?
The Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival is about awareness, prevention, and treatment, but also about celebrating the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS. We want to ensure that all community members can celebrate the scientific and medical achievements since the first cases were reported 40 years ago.

  • Free Registration: Walk and raise funds then celebrate with us for FREE at the virtual performance on Sunday, June 6th at 5PM.
  • Basic Registration: Sign up for the Basic registration to benefit our programs a commemorative gift  
    • 2021 Commemorative AIDS Walk & Music Festival T-Shirt
    • Access to the Virtual Music Festival
  • Bonus Registration: Raise or donate an additional $20 to receive a swag bag that comes with every Bonus registration
    • 2021 Commemorative AIDS Walk & Music Festival T-Shirt
    • Access to the Virtual Music Festival
    • Swag Bag with:
      • Walk branded tote bag
      • Water bottle with commemorative sticker & community materials
      • Commemorative Walk T-shirt 
      • Healthy Snack 
      • A Pair of Bombas Socks 
      • Access to Virtual Music Festival 
      • Virtual Kid’s Corner: Sidewalk chalk & Home Depot Kid’s Workshop Kit  

A Youtube link will be sent by e-mail so be sure to register!

How much does it cost to walk?
It depends when and how you register!

Early Bird Registration through April 1, 2021 
Basic Youth Registration (under 12): $12 
Basic Adult Registration: $30 
Bonus Youth Registration: $32
Bonus Adult Registration: $50

Sign up by April 1 and you’ll be eligible to vote for the Official 2021 Baltimore AIDS Walk t-shirt design! 

April 1, 2021 to June 3, 2021 
Basic Youth Registration (under 12): $15 
Basic Adult Registration:  $35 
Bonus Youth Registration: $35
Bonus Adult Registration: $55

June 4 to morning of event: 
Basic Youth Registration (under 12): $20 
Basic Adult Registration:  $45
Bonus Youth Registration: $40
Bonus Adult Registration: $65

What is a Team?
Teams are made up of individuals from companies, civic organizations, schools, families, and friends. Any group of people who want to help fight HIV and AIDS can form a team. Teams can range in size from two to more than 250. To start a team, visit our Start a Team page.

If someone registered for the AIDS Walk as an individual, can they still join a team?
Pre-registered walkers can still be part of your team. Simply call our office at 410-837-2050, ext. 1034 with the walker's name, address, phone number, and email address (if available) and ask to have them transferred onto your team.

Can I get a refund if I cannot make the event?
No, we are unable to issue refunds.

Do I have to sign up children under 2 years old?
No, children under 2 do not need to be registered, unless you’d like the benefits of the Basic or Bonus registrations.

What bands will perform during the music festival?

Eze Jackson: Called “one of the most iconic, indispensable voices in Baltimore music,” Eze Jackson is a talented hip hop MC, front-man for the band Soul Cannon, an ever-present collaborator, and an artist who infuses soul and justice into his every word.

 

Wendel Patrick: Wendel Patrick has been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine and as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun. The alter-ego of classical and jazz pianist Kevin Gift, Wendel Patrick is rapidly making a name for himself as a producer to be recognized.

 

Jasmine Pope: A lyricist who ziggs and zaggs between clever lyrical melodies and rapid-fire rhymes with a free- feeling flow and a sophisticated swagger, Jasmine Pope’s compelling spoken-word delivery and captivating stage presence has become a stalwart of the local scene.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact Clare Elliott at celliott@chasebrexton.org or 410-837-2050 ext. 1034