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."
The Oregonian (Portland)
10.03.2011; Emily Fuggetta
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