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New York: 40,000 March Against AIDS

May 28, 2003

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Under nearly perfect weather conditions, Gay Men's Health Crisis held its 18th annual AIDS Walk fundraiser May 18 in New York City, drawing about 40,000 participants and raising an estimated $4.8 million. The walk's attendance was down from last year's 42,000, but up considerably from the 35,000 who turned out in 2000. This year's fundraising efforts place 2003 among the AIDS Walk's best years. In the past two years, GMHC raised $4.7 million and $4.3 million, respectively. GMHC spokesperson Noel Alicea said the group managed to keep the donations high this year despite the sluggish economy by working hard to recruit volunteers and also by working in a variety of ways with major corporate sponsors, which both contribute money and encourage employees to participate. Actor Hal Sparks was among celebrities participating this year.

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Adapted from:
Gay City News (New York City)
05.23.03

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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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