Rapper Flo Rida will be performing as part of the 13th Annual Florida AIDS Walk.
The rapper will be part of the March 18 event, which will also feature a 5K walk and food trucks, according to the event’s website. The goal of the walk is to reach a $1.5 million goal by the walk, of which $587,479.04 has been raised as of publication time.
“We are incredibly excited to have Flo Rida joining us as the headline performer for the 2018 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival,” Southern Bureau Chief for AIDS Healthcare Foundation Michael Kahane said in a release. “He has previously been involved with this event and was an amazing spokesperson in helping to both raise funds for our 9 beneficiaries as well as raise awareness of the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS on the South Florida community. ”
The Carol City born rapper, famous for his number one singles “Low” and “Whistle,” will perform a 90-minute set as part of the event. Previous performers for the walk include Salt-N-Pepa, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, The B-52’s and Chaka Khan, according to the release.
“The goal of the walk & music fest is to treat the participants to a magical day of music, food, and friends at the beach, which reinforcing the notion that we are united in the fight against HIV/AIDS.,” AHF Regional Director of Communications & Community Engagement Imara Canady said. “The walk also motivates everyone to support and fight for one another in this battle throughout the year. “
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida is first among all 50 states in HIV diagnoses. Miami-Dade and Broward also lead the nation as the counties with the most new HIV diagnoses.
Tickets for the event will cost $25 and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. at South Beach Park on Fort Lauderdale Beach.