For the second year in a row, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) is planning a “physical challenge” fundraising trek—this time to Vietnam.

Trek Asia for AmFAR: Vietnam will be an unrivaled way to become personally involved in raising money for the group’s work. The one-week excursion will take participants into remote areas of northern Vietnam, including a kayaking trip around Cat Ba Island in Halong Bay while also enabling them to meet with medical experts at work in the effort the stem the burgeoning AIDS crisis in Asia, which has become a particualar focus of AmFAR’s work.

A similar expedition last fall took hikers along the Great Wall of China.

All funds raised will go directly into AmFAR’s research efforts. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to Vietnam and to guarantee a minimum of $10,000 in sponsor support.

Anyone interested in participating in this year’s trek is invited to an AmFAR reception at SoHo House, 29-35 Ninth Avenue at 13th Street on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. The evening’s program will include an overview on last year’s trip to the Great Wall and details about going to Vietnam.

AmFAR is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, prevention, treatment education and advocacy. Since 1985, the group has invested more than $220 million in support for its programs and awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

For more information on Trek Asia for AmFAR: Vietnam or to register, contact Andrew Greene at 212-806-1736 or at andrew.