Prism Health North Texas (PHNTX) is proud to announce that the 32nd annual LifeWalk will be a “Summer of LifeWalk”, including events free to attend planned by PHNTX and LifeWalk teams taking place periodically throughout the summer months in 2022.
The Summer of LifeWalk will begin on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Marketpalooza and Pub Crawl along the Cedar Springs Strip, located between 4123 and 3847 Cedar Springs Road, which is home to many of Dallas’ LGBT+ bars, retailers, healthcare providers, and restaurants. Traditionally a 5K walk through the Uptown and Oak Lawn neighborhoods, the newly designed event series is highly anticipated after a two year hiatus from in-person events.
“We are thrilled to host LifeWalk in person after two years of virtual events,” PHNTX Events Manager Terry Walker said. “With the relocation to the Cedar Springs Strip and addition of more events, we hope to increase community involvement and visibility of our organization. We are excited to share support from the community with local LGBTQ+ vendors at Marketpalooza.”
Upcoming Summer of LifeWalk events include:
- MetroBall on June 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. at S4 at 3911 Cedar Springs Road
- LifeWalk Marketpalooza & Pub Crawl on June 19, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Caven Enterprises Central Park, commonly known as Caven Paid Parking Lot behind storefronts at 4001 Cedar Springs Road
- LifeWalk Brunch on July 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Roy G’s at 4001 Cedar Springs Road
- Team Clover Open on August 20, 2022 on the Cedar Springs Strip
- Gay Softball World Series volunteer opportunities beginning on August 29, 2022 at Kiest Park at 3080 S Hampton Road in Dallas, Waxahachie, Carrollton, and Euless
- Miss LifeWalk 2022 on September 25, 2022 at the Rose Room in S4 at 3911 Cedar Springs Road
Marketpalooza will include over 30 local vendors and artisans who will sell their wares to LifeWalk participants during the event, local DJs providing music, and members of the PHNTX Core Prevention, ACA Marketplace & Policy, and Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (PACE) departments will be available to connect attendees with the organization’s services, including free HIV testing. After a round of shopping, Marketpalooza attendees are invited to enjoy rounds of beverages during the Pub Crawl portion of the event, utilizing their LifeWalk Pub Crawl Pub Passes to earn stamps from bars and restaurants along Cedar Springs Road. Pub Passes will be stamped by PHNTX staff members managing tables at each of the establishments, providing information about LifeWalk, LGBTQ+ healthcare issues, and services available via PHNTX. Those who complete the Pub Pass will be entered into a drawing with prizes from local businesses including a weekend hotel stay with round-trip air fare.
The beloved Miss LifeWalk pageant will serve as the closing ceremony for the Summer of LifeWalk, including the crowning of the 17th Miss LifeWalk and closing celebration, where the top fundraiser of the year will be announced.
“We look forward to seeing familiar and a lot of new faces on LifeWalk teams at these events,” Walker added. “We encourage our attendees to sign up for fundraising as a team with friends or coworkers.”
LifeWalk benefits PHNTX’s mission to advance the health of North Texas through education, research, prevention, and personalized HIV care. Since its inception in 1991, LifeWalk has raised over 14 million dollars for HIV/AIDS programs and services offered to the community by PHNTX.
To fundraise for LifeWalk, join or create a team, or RSVP for upcoming events, visit LifeWalk.org.