It's time to raise a glass and say cheers to a good cause.
Vancouver's first Pride Crawl Fundraiser will be held from July 14 to August 6. It's a benefit for the West End's Dr. Peter Centre.
It'll also help to raise renewed awareness about HIV and AIDS.
This is particularly important because, in the age of app-based hookups, even though medical advances has improved the healthcare for people with HIV, the infection rate remains a serious concern and a cure has still not been found yet.
The Dr. Peter Centre provides care for HIV–positive British Columbians who are at risk for poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or social isolation. Among their services, they offer a day health program, a 24-hour specialized nursing care residence, and a supportive housing program.
To date, there'll be 45 participating establishments that will be serving Pride-themed cocktails with partial proceeds going to the centre.
However, the invitation is open for other establishments to join in the cause. Anyone interested in participating can email Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation philanthropy office Brittany Grant.
Here's a list of the establishments that have confirmed participation so far: