New York: AIDSWalk Celebrates 25 Years
June 7, 2010
The 25th annual New York City AIDSWalk, held on May 16 in Central Park, attracted more than 45,000 participants. The walk raised $5,717,610 for event sponsor the Gay Men's Health Crisis and its 50 community partners, who walked and raised funds for their own organizations. Dr. Marjorie Hill, GMHC's CEO, recalled that the first walk in 1986 drew 6,000 marchers, many of whom were ill with HIV/AIDS, and raised $710,000. AIDSWalk founder and producer Craig Miller said, "I worry a great deal about kids these days who don't see such visible consequences of the epidemic, and who are not being presented with a very strong prevention effort. That's why the work of GMHC is so key, because they focus on getting these crucial AIDS prevention messages out to younger people."
Gay City News (New York City)
05.28.2010; Winnie McCroy
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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