AIDS Walk Marks 27th Year in NYC
AIDS Walk New York, the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event, will celebrate its 27th year on Sunday, starting in Central Park for a 6.2 mile stretch (enter at 59th Street and 5th Avenue). Many people are marching to honor the memory of friends and family living with HIV/AIDS or those who have succumbed to the disease. This year, Nick Jonas will be among celebrities supporting the cause, as well as popular talk show host Wendy Williams, singer Keri Hilson, actor David Hyde Pierce, Ugly Betty star Michael Urie, and fashion designer Jason Wu.
Though advancements in research and medical treatments have been made over the years, you still don’t seem to hear enough about the prevalence of AIDS, which remains a relentless killer that does not discriminate _ anyone can fall victim. Since its inception in 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $122 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area. Last year, 45,000 participants, many who were members of more than 3,000 corporate and community teams, raised more than $6.2 million for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and 50 other tri-state area AIDS service organizations, according to event organizers.
AIDS Walk New York was founded by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $350 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the U.S. To take part in Sunday’s event or donate to AIDS Walk New York, call 212-807-9255 (WALK) or visit http://aidswalk.net/newyork
AIDS Walk NY: http://aidswalk.net/newyork
Gay Men’s Health Crisis: http://gmhc.org/
MZA Events: http://mzaevents.com
Huffington Post column: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chuck-gomez/aids-walk-new-york_b_1522838.html