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annual events


bcap local legends gala

BCAP’s Local Legends Gala is the agency’s largest annual fundraising event. This elegant evening honors outstanding Local Legends who have made a historic difference in the lives of all affected by HIV in Colorado, including our local Boulder community. The event also celebrates the annual recipient of the Don Holloway Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service, Board Member of the Year, and Community Partner of the Year. The event provides a fun and engaging cocktail reception with silent auction, games, special appeal, live auction, keynote speaker and sit-down dinner with elegant wine pairings.

Save the Date: Our 2018 Local Legends Gala is will take place on Sunday, October 21 2018 at the lovely Jewish Community Center in Boulder. Visit our event page for the latest details.


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, download our Sponsorship Package or contact Executive Director Frank O’Caña  or Daniela Morzos, Donor Relations Director. 

Colorado AIDS walk

Team BCAP participates as a partner agency in the AIDS Walk Colorado produced annually by the Denver Colorado Health Network. In 2018, the event has been re-titled the Festival of Life and is the largest one-day AIDS-related fundraising event in the Rocky Mountain region. BCAP participates as a partner organization, with 75% of the funds raised by BCAP going to benefit HIV services in the Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin and Clear Creek County region.

WALK WITH US: The 2018 event will take place Saturday, August 18 in Cheesman Park in Denver.  REGISTER NOW to join or support Team BCAP! All are welcome at this fun annual event!

world aids day

This day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first globally recognized health day.


Now in its 30th year, people in the Boulder region will join together with hundreds of other World AIDS Day events across the globe.


Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. In 2018, one million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 of them don’t know it. In Colorado, there are more than 15,000 people living with HIV, with over 600 people in the Boulder region known to be living with HIV.  There is still no vaccine to stop HIV and nearly 40,000 people in the US are diagnosed with HIV each year. There is still a basic lack of knowledge about HIV for many, and associated stigma and discrimination remains a reality for many people living with HIV.


kbco studio c

Every year on the first Saturday in December, BCAP joins with KBCO and Food Bank of the Rockies for the one-day, limited edition sale of the KBCO Studio C CD release. 2018 marks KBCO’s 30th anniversary and this should be a milestone musical year! BCAP recruits volunteers to be present at the sales sites (select area Whole Food stores) to collect donations and thank folks who come out to purchase these one-of-a-kind CDs. If you are interested in volunteering with BCAP for this event, contact Sarah Annecone, our Volunteer Coordinator. 

candlelight memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held every third Sunday in May. The event, now in its 26th year, is hosted by BCAP and the Interfaith AIDS Coalition of Boulder.  This annual event of remembrance is an opportunity for activists, family members, and community supporters to gather to honor those lost, and to raise consciousness about the continuing challenges faced by those living with or impacted by HIV.


The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of people living with HIV, is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness. Started in 1983, this memorial is led by a coalition of approximately 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries.  The Candlelight Memorial program includes a reception at BCAP, followed by a silent walk through downtown Boulder and the reading of names of local individuals lost to AIDS-related illnesses.


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