Sun River Health recently partnered with Walmart for a community testing event at their new Monticello store – one of four new HIV-focused Special Pharmacies of the Community (SPOCs) to support areas most impacted by HIV. Walmart sponsored the event with Sun River Health through a $5,000 donation to Sun River Health’s Monticello Health Center.
New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunher, pictured with Sun River Health staff, visited during the event to show her support for the initiative, which was part of a larger commitment from Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, to expand awareness on HIV treatment and prevention options. Walmart recently announced a partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation for this undertaking. Sun River Health began addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 90’s and cares for more than 2,800 HIV positive patients each year.
As HIV prevention and treatment furthers, Walmart “remains committed to offering the highest quality care to our customers and patients, right in their communities.” This commitment aligns with Sun River Health’s mission to provide our communities with the care they need and the respect they deserve, so the event was a natural extension of the care Sun River Health is proud to provide in the community every day