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U.S. News

Oregon: AIDS Walk Raises Awareness, Cash

October 4, 2011

Last Sunday's 25th annual AIDS Walk Portland attracted some 10,000 participants who raised a record $419,000. The money will go to support Cascade AIDS Project and other local agencies such as Our House of Portland, the HIV Day Center, and Martha's Pantry. Dignitaries on hand to welcome the walkers included Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, and former Gov. Barbara Roberts. The walk's take climbed from $379,000 last year, and the large number of participants "says the people want a solution," said Michael Sorensen, CAP's director of development. "It shows we're really trying to make a difference."

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Adapted from:
The Oregonian (Portland)
10.03.2011; Emily Fuggetta


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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