Over 45,000 to Attend New York AIDS Walk
The 28th annual New York AIDS Walk, said to be the largest of its kind in the world, will take place on Sunday, May 19.
Some celebrities headlining the event include Glee’s Alex Newell, Ugly Betty’s Micheal Urie and Martha Wash singing You’ll Never Walk Alone.
The walk will start and end at Central Park. All the proceeds go to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and more that 40 other local AIDS service organizations.
“More than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. One in five (21%) of those people living with HIV is unaware of their infection,” GMHC said.
GMHC added: “More than 18,000 people with AIDS still die each year in the US. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are strongly affected and represent the majority of persons who have died.’
The New York AIDS Walk has raised over $128,000,000 for HIV programs and services since 1986.
(h/t Gay Star News)