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Xilinx and Mayor Gonzales Urge More Corporate Support of Santa Clara County Walk for AIDS 2000

Submitted by: Xilinx, Inc.

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Jul 31, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST


Walk raises annual fundraising goal to $1 million

Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and San José Mayor Ron Gonzales issued a challenge today to the high technology community of Silicon Valley urging increased support of the Santa Clara County Walk For AIDS. The Walk recently increased its annual fundraising goal to $1 million this year, up from $400,000 last year.

To help meet this goal, Walk red ribbon sponsor Xilinx and Mayor Gonzales are co-hosting a Walk kick-off rally on Thursday, August 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Xilinx San José campus, 2050 Logic Drive near Union Avenue and Highway 85. Companies that want to send representatives to the kick-off rally should RSVP by calling (408) 879-6908 or by email at walk@best.com.

The kick-off rally will bring together corporate, community and nonprofit leaders to identify ways to increase funding and participation in the Walk. This year’s Walk honorary co-chairs Mayor Gonzales and Wim Roelandts, president and CEO of Xilinx, recently sent a letter to over 400 Silicon Valley CEOs urging their companies to sponsor the Walk and inviting them to attend the kick-off rally.

“I urge my colleagues to support and participate in a cause that makes an extraordinary impact towards local education and prevention of this deadly disease,” said Roelandts. “By working together, we can help the Walk reach its fundraising goal of $1 million and build a Walk that truly reflects the success of Silicon Valley.”

"The Walk for AIDS is a walk for a better life for people in our community," said Mayor Ron Gonzales. "The more successful the Walk is, the more we can do more to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS, and to improve the quality of life for people and their families who must bear the burden of this terrible disease."

The Walk benefits nine local organizations providing HIV/AIDS services and prevention education to more than 30,000 Santa Clara County residents annually.

“The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that HIV infection rates and risky behavior on the part of youth has increased,” said Jason da Cunha, executive director of the Walk For AIDS. “Now more than ever, we must aggressively support local education and prevention programs to keep infection rates down.”

Walk For AIDS 2000 will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 9:00 a.m. in downtown San José. For more information, call (408) 451-WALK, email at walk@best.com or on the web at www.walkforaids.org

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading innovator of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and fulfills more than half of the world demand for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, high-reliability/military, and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at www.xilinx.com.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Wright Xilinx, Inc.
Phone: (408) 879-7727


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