Over 45,000 to attend the world’s largest HIV/AIDS walk
Martha Wash will sing for thousands at New York’s 28th Annual 10k AIDS Walk
New York’s 28th Annual AIDS Walk will take place Sunday 19 May.
The 10k walk will see over 45,000 people participate, starting and ending in the city’s Central Park.
Special guests will be headlining and promoting the cause, including Smash’s Megan Hilty, Glee’s Alex Newell, Ugly Betty’s Micheal Urie and Martha Wash singing You’ll Never Walk Alone.
To date the sponsored walk has raised $2,898,109 (£1,892,902, â‚¬2,233,559) all of which goes to Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and more that 40 other local AIDS service organizations.
The event is the world’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event. It aims to raise money and awareness on how to avoid and treat HIV/AIDS.
GMHC said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Since 1896 Aids Walk New York has raised over $128,000,000 for HIV programs and services.
To join sponsor or participate in AIDS Walk New York visit their website.