CSU students, faculty walk for AIDS awareness

By Mehgaan Jones


A team of more than 70 members, consisting of Clayton State University students and faculty members, participated in the 20th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run, recently, at Piedmont Park, in Atlanta.

By participating in the walk, the Clayton State team joined in the "Every Life Deserves Hope" campaign, on Oct. 17, to bring awareness to the AIDS epidemic, according to a media statement issued by John Shiffert, director of University Relations.

"The Clayton State University team exceeded its donation goal by contributing $668 to AIDS Walk Atlanta for continued clinical research for treatment and medications, prevention education, and mental health service to help thousands of families, neighbors and friends living with, affected by, and at-risk for, HIV/AIDS in Atlanta," said Shiffert.

Shiffert said that the Clayton State team was created through the Department of Campus Life, to bring all student organizations, academic departments, faculty members and individual students together, in support of this effort, under the team name of Clayton State University. According to the news release, members of the team included the Department of Campus Life staff, Department of Arts and Sciences faculty, School of Nursing Students, Americorps National Service Team, Campus Events Council, Student Government Association, and members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.