In its 14 years, Tampa Bay AIDS Walk & 5k run has inspired thousands of people to walk and even more to donate, raising over $1 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care, and advocacy programs EPIC provides for the hundreds of men, women, and families affected by the disease in the Tampa Bay area. 

We’re here to help every step of the way. Don't see an answer to your question below? Please contact Rachel Lewis at 727-523-3419 or

• How are funds collected?
Donations can be made online or can be collected on the day of the event.
• I cannot participate on the day of the walk, but I want to support EPIC | Empath Health. What can I do?
There are certainly other options to support EPIC and the Tampa Bay AIDS Walk & 5k Run. You can can donate directly to the event by clicking here
• Are there other ways I can volunteer?
Of course! EPIC and Empath Health are always looking for volunteers! Contact our volunteer services team by calling 727-523-3440
• What are the responsibilities of a Team Captain?
Team Captains are responsible for recruiting friends, family and colleagues to help raise funds for the cause. Resources and ideas on how to make your team successful are available here. Team Captains also have the most important job of all: ensuring everyone is motivated and having fun!
• How do I start fundraising?
The most effective way to raise funds is to first share your personal story and who you’re honoring by participating. You can upload your story onto your participant center and share it with your family and friends via social media, email and word of mouth.