22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting | Community Spirit
ATLANTA -- Atlanta’s support for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run has resulted in $850,000 raised and counting. The 2012 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, October 21 in Piedmont Park has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast with more than 10,000 participants, including over 1,000 runners. Donations will continue to be accepted through Friday, November 30.
"Donations are still coming in from teams as well as individuals who can give at www.aidswalkatlanta.com,” says Mark B. Rinder, Chairman of the Board of AID Atlanta. “We are on track, based on last year's pace, to achieve our goal of raising $1 Million."
AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is made possible by volunteers, donors and sponsors including AHF Pharmacy, Alston + Bird, Atlanta Sound and Lighting, AutoTrader.com, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cascadian Farm, Charles Novitsky Interiors, Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company, Corner Cafè Bakery, Extra Space Storage, Fenuxe, Gap Inc, Georgia Power, Google, Jason Meek Photography, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kroger, LaraBar, Las Margaritas, Lockheed Martin, Park Tavern, Phidippides, Publix, Radio One, SunTrust, Trader Joe’s, ViiV, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and WSB-TV.
"The funds benefit AID Atlanta and the seven other participating agencies who provide treatment and medications, prevention education, meals, hospice, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinical research to help thousands of our families, neighbors and friends living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta,” says Nicole Roebuck, Director of Client Services.
For more information or to donate, please visit www.aidswalkatlanta.com.
About AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run
AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run, produced by AID Atlanta, benefits thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS. Since its inception, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run has increased awareness of HIV/AIDS throughout the community and attracts approximately 10,000 participants each year. AID Atlanta and the eight participating agencies, who benefit from the annual fundraising event, provide treatment and medications, prevention education, meals, hospice, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinical research to help thousands of our families, neighbors and friends living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.aidswalkatlanta.com.
About AID Atlanta
AID Atlanta saves and transforms lives with a continuum of care that provides Access, Linkage, and Retention to HIV care. The continuum begins with proven effective HIV prevention programs that avert new infections, encourage HIV testing and promote early HIV diagnosis. Newly diagnosed individuals are linked to primary health care and a comprehensive suite of programs that work in concert with one another to improve health, provide basic needs, address mental health issues, and improve quality of life. AID Atlanta programs are proven effective at improving health outcomes as measured by reduced viral loads and higher CD4 counts, the two key indicators of health for those who are HIV-positive. For more information, visit www.aidatlanta.org