Houston: Walk Raises $500,000 to Fight AIDS
March 11, 2003
An estimated 7,500 people helped to raise more than $500,000 in Sunday's AIDS Walk Houston, organizers said. Money raised during the 14th annual downtown walk will help fund AIDS Foundation Houston and 13 other agencies that provide education, counseling, housing, food and medical care to thousands. Kelly Rowland of the Houston-based R&B group Destiny's Child appeared at Sunday's event to focus the black community's attention on preventing HIV/AIDS. According to the city's Health and Human Services Department, about 57 percent of new HIV infections occur among blacks, a proportion more than double Houston's percentage of black residents. AIDS Foundation Houston estimates that about 22,000 people in the city have HIV or AIDS.Adapted from:
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.