AIDS Walk New York 2011March 25, 2011 | Tags: AIDS Walk NY
On Sunday, May 15th, Team Lifebeat joined with over 40,000 other amazing people to walk through the streets of New York in AIDS Walk 2011. It was an uplifting and powerful experience to see so many dedicated individuals determined to walk in any weather to shed light on this important issue and the many lives that it affects and infects each day.
We couldn’t have done this without your support. Thank you!
On March 20th, Team Lifebeat completed the New York City Half Marathon (13.1 miles). Now it’s time to conquer AIDS Walk New York 2011. On Sunday, May 15th Lifebeat will join GMHC, hundreds of AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and their supporters for a 6.2 mile fun walk in New York City’s Central Park.
Last year Team Lifebeat raised more than $15,000 to help raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, to aid in prevention efforts and to find a cure for HIV. This year our goal is to raise $20,000 but we can’t do it without dedicated volunteers and supporters as walkers.
We walk because:
- There are 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS.
- Every 9.5 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with HIV.
- Men, women and children regardless of race are affected by HIV/AIDS.
- HIV is a highly preventable disease and condom distribution programs like ours work. Until there is a cure, prevention is the best weapon we have to defeat HIV.
Our goal is to have a team of 100 strong the day of the walk. Will you walk with us?