District of Columbia: Stepping Up for Clinic by Raising $800,000
October 5, 2009
Sunday's 23rd annual AIDS Walk Washington drew a crowd of more than 7,000 people who together raised almost $800,000 to benefit the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment work of the Whitman-Walker Clinic. "I really do feel that although our challenges are tough, the city has never been more energized and more mobilized," Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) told the cheering crowd. "I really do feel that we're getting the message out of getting tested and making sure that you use the right type of prevention." Some, however, called on Fenty to do more. "The mayor talked about getting tested. But he should have gotten tested," said George Kerr, co-chair of the advocacy group D.C. Fights Back. "He's a city leader, and he needs to be leading by example. He should be talking about HIV/AIDS every day."
10.04.2009; N.C. Aizenman
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