The 2017 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Sunday March 19.
This year’s event is presented by AHF Pharmacy and Wells Fargo and features a performance by the funk-pop-dance band DNCE.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. at South Beach Park, located just north of the B Ocean Resort. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and the live concert starts at 11 a.m.
Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers provides vocals for DNCE, who smashed the charts with “Cake by the Ocean” in late 2015. Joining Jonas in the band are drummer Jack Lawless and guitarists JinJoo Lee and Cole Whittle.
The 3.1 mile walk departs South Beach Park and heads north along scenic A1A, hanging a left on Sebastian Street and then a right on North Birch Road. After another right on Vistamar Street, the walk flows into A1A again, taking a right and returning to South Beach Park.
Eight HIV/AIDS agencies benefit from the annual event. Those organizations are: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Broward House, SAVE, Sunshine Social Services, Inc., Poverello Center, Pride Center at Equality Park, Latinos Salud, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center and Pridelines.
The event appears well on its way of reaching its fundraising goal of $1.2 million. As of March 10, $1,027,346.86 was raised. Stephen Fallon, co-founder of Latinos Salud, leads individual fundraisers with just over $23,000 and SunServe leads the team category with more than $78,000.
Registration fee is $25. To register or for more information, visit www.floridaaidswalk.org