Monday, October 04, 2010

Stepping Up To Fight AIDS

On Saturday, I proudly participated in AIDS Walk Washington for the fifth consecutive year. This annual 5K supports the ongoing efforts of DC’s Whitman-Walker Clinic.

Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker serves more than 10,000 individuals throughout DC with specialty health care services for the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS. Their services include primary medical and dental care; counseling and treatment for mental health and addictions; HIV education, prevention, and testing; and legal services.

This year, over US$700,000 was raised for the clinic! Here are some highlights...

The walk began and finished at Freedom Plaza, leading right down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.  

Many walked in honor of a loved one.

These ladies comprised a few of the many volunteers
who cheered on the group along the route.

Canines also came out to support the cause!

And then of course, there was some silliness... 

And you even got free hugs at the finish line! 

I would like to extend special congratulations to Team 1Life - the team I proudly walk with - who last year raised US$3,800 and this year raised over US$5,600! What a phenomenal team!

For those readers in SoCal, there’s still time to register for AIDS Walk Los Angeles taking place on October 17. Those in Texas can join AIDS Walk Austin on the same day.

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