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Associated Press
Annual RI AIDS walk to feature prevention message
<p>Staff Writer</p>
September 22, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Organizers of Rhode Island's AIDS Walk for Life say the 27th annual event will highlight the need for testing as a means of prevention.

Organizers expect more than 500 walkers to participate Sunday. Proceeds will benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island, which provides a range of services for those living with HIV and AIDS.

The wife of Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee), first lady Stephanie Chafee, is the honorary chair of the event. She is one of the first nurses in the state to work exclusively with AIDS patients.

The 2.5-mile walk begins and ends at the Statehouse. This year's theme is "Grow Up Healthy and AIDS-Free! Get Tested for HIV!"

Free rapid HIV testing and flu shots will be available.