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20th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run, This Weekend
Families, Health, People

Thousands of individuals, organizations and corporations will celebrating two decades of hope on Sunday, October 17, at the 20th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.  This is the largest and most visible fundraising event for AIDS in the Southeast, raising money for many organizations to work to stop the spread of HIV and optimize the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.

This year’s Walk will begin at Piedmont Park at 2 p.m., with the 5K run starting at 1:45 p.m., both traveling through Midtown Atlanta and ending at Piedmont Park.  In addition to the Walk/Run, blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed.  This quilt is made with more than 47,000 handmade panels in memory of over 91,000 individuals lost to HIV/AIDS. 

As part of the celebration this year, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run has named five spokespeople, including: Robby Astrove, Danielle Arellano, Marty Mitchell, Denise Stokes, and Criag Washington, all of whom have been active in the cause for years. 

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run benefits thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS and helps prevent HIV infection through the participation of many of their partners who provide treatment, medication, prevention education, meals, housing, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and research.

Last year’s event raised $850,000 from the support of walkers, runners, volunteers, and virtual walkers and had about 13,000 participants.

For more information or to register, visit www.aidswalkatlanta.com or call

(404) 876-WALK (9255).

           

Families, Health, People