Thursday, April 26, 2012

Annual NYC AIDS Walk May 20


Krishna Stone | (212) 367-1016

AIDS WALK 2012 is May 20 in Central Park

          For the past twenty-six years the GMHC organization has lead the AIDS walk throughout New York City. The annual walk will take place on May 20th, 2012 in Central Park.
          Participants must enter at 59th St. and 5th Ave. for the 6.2 mile around the park. To participate in the walk, you must raise money to benefit AIDS programs and people living with the condition. You must register online and state your sponsors that are willing to donate to the foundation. You can be an independent walker or a group of friends can register and raise money together. As of right now, online donations have accumulated to $1,815,541. Before the walk the projected amount is estimated to be over $2 million.
          GMHC is a non-profit organization, supported by volunteers, and a community based organization committed to the national fight against AIDS. This organization sponsors over 15,000 men and women, helping them in their fight against AIDS.
          Alongside GMHC, there are forty-six other benefiting organizations that participate in sponsoring the walk. There are also major corporation sponsorships that partake in the walk. The main corporation is Duane Reade; which has been participating for the past twenty- six years with GMHC. Duane Reade has contributed $325,000 towards the walk this year. GMHC has dedicated the last thirty years towards the fight against AIDS. The organization has stated that for the next three decades they intend to do the same and be an activist for AIDS and help those that are affected.
-- Dominique Scarinci

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