CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateWASHINGTON D.C.: Whitman-Walker Readies 2013 AIDS Walk
By John Riley
September 13, 2013
Metro Weekly (Washington) (09.12.2013)
In preparation for its 2013 AIDS Walk Washington, scheduled for October 26, the Washington D.C. nonprofit community health center Whitman-Walker Health recently launched a promotional campaign to encourage participation in the event, which supports the center’s HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts. The campaign, “Face the Facts: Walk the Walk,” shares statistics about Washington D.C.’s HIV epidemic to show that much work remains in the effort to reduce HIV prevalence. The event will offer participants the choice of walking or running along a 5-kilometer course through areas of downtown Washington. This year marks the 27th year for the fundraiser, which raised slightly more than $1 million last year. The event will take place at downtown’s Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and will begin at 7:00 a.m. The run will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the walk will follow at 9:20 a.m. For further information, visit http://www.aidswalkwashington.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=500 or call (202) 745–7000.