AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title AIDS Walk
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 04/26/2008
Chapter University of Missouri - Kansas City SOM
Project Coordinator Farheen Qurashi
Summary of project UMKC AMSA formed a team for the Annual Kansas City AIDS Walk, raising money and joining other Kansas Citians for the walk on April 26th.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 2
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers, emails, facebook. I thought it worked, as I got lots of interest via facebook, but not at the actual event. Perhaps we should follow-up more.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Start planning and advertising sooner. It was a great idea but not enough people showed up to the actual event.

The event is every year in Kansas City, so perhaps all the KC chapters could combine and make one AMSA team for a more unified appearance, and start earlier to raise more money. Also remember to follow-up with those who express interest in raising money and/or attending the walk -- be sure to actually CALL them a day or so before the walk and let them know when you're meeting, etc. I advise meeting somewhere nearby before the event registration so everyone feels like they aren't alone.

Comments It's a great idea and really homes in to AMSA ideals. It would be great for all the KC-area or even Missouri/Kansas area chapters to get together to raise money and walk together. UMKC and KCUMB did end up walking together and it was a lot of fun.