Join UANYC for AIDS Walk New York 2011
The chapter is leading a team participating in the 26th annual event.
Join the UANYC Team | April 5 Kick-Off Reception | Facebook Page | Make a General Donation
As a part of its community services initiatives, the Greater New York Chapter has created a team to participate in the 26th Annual AIDS Walk New York on Sunday, May 15. The east coast’s first and the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event raises vital funds for GMHC and dozens of AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area.
AIDS Walk New York 2011 will elevate its “I Walk…” campaign through increased social media outreach, and will continue to promote awareness of the epidemic in all forms of media while raising urgently needed funds for people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Walk New York is one of the largest, most diverse, and highly anticipated annual events in New York City. Last year, 45,000 walkers and 2,500 volunteers raised $5.7 million for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and advocacy programs. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $116 million to fight AIDS in the tri-state area, and the AIDS Walk movement has raised more than a half-billion dollars nationwide.
The walker sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:15 a.m. The 10k (6.2 mile) AIDS Walk route begins at 10 a.m. and ends in Central Park. The chapter will provide drinks and refreshments for UANYC members prior to sign-in.
To be a part of the UANYC effort for this event, click on the Join the UANYC Team link above. For more information, contact UANYC Community Services Committee Chair Valencia Porter.