25 November 2003 Media Advisory
Welcome to Aids Awareness runners
Health Minister Annette King will tomorrow welcome a group of New Zealand tertiary student runners on the steps of
Parliament as they finish a leg of their nation-wide campaign to heighten awareness of Aids. The runners are running
from Cape Reinga to Bluff.
The run also features Cyrus Phiri, a running legend from Zambia who is renowned for his 800km run across southern Africa
to raise funds for the fight against the disease. Phiri has lost five of his brothers and sisters to Aids and he and his
wife are currently looking after 10 Aids orphans.
With five people worldwide dying of Aids every minute a day, Ms King says New Zealand cannot be complacent about the
effects of this disease.
Event: Aids Awareness run
Time: 4pm, Wednesday 26 November
Venue: Steps of Parliament