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Georgia: Thousands Take Part in AIDS Walk

October 22, 2010

Sunday's 20th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run attracted more than 8,000 registered participants to Piedmont Park, and organizers hope its take totals $900,000. The event raises funds for AID Atlanta and nine other groups. Speakers included Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a longtime advocate on HIV and LGBT issues. "We must tell not only our government but the governments of the world to stop spending so much money on bombs and guns and missiles and start spending it on health care," Lewis said. "We will one day make the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia, America, and the world free of AIDS and HIV. We will do it. We will overcome, and we must." The walk's proceeds have helped more than a half-million people during its 20-year history, said Tracy Elliott, executive director of AID Atlanta.

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Adapted from:
Project Q Atlanta
10.20.2010; Matt Hennie


  
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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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