Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

U.S. News
Kentucky: AIDS Walk Attracts 5,000 to Support Cause

September 14, 2009

The 17th annual Louisville AIDS Walk took place on Sunday. The walk, the state's largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser, benefits people living with the disease by contributing to medication co-payments, transportation, counseling, food, housing, children's programs, and legal services. Around 5,000 participants helped raise approximately $180,000. This was the second year pets were invited to the event. "We added the pets to the walk last year to attract additional walkers, and it was very successful," said Brad Hampton, director and organizer of the walk. James and Mary Wesley, who attend the event each year, were grateful for the opportunity to bring their miniature dachshund, Shelby, with them. "Sundays are family days for us, and Shelby is part of our family. She loves to go places with us," Mary said.

Back to other news for September 2009

Excerpted from:
Courier Journal (Louisville)
09.13.2009; Antoinette Konz

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. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:

General Disclaimer: is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.