Sunday, thousands filled Central Park for the tri-state area’s largest event to support people living with HIV/AIDS and protect public health for everyone.
Our efforts raised more than $4.5 million for GMHC and dozens of other AIDS service organizations. With all of the challenges we face in the current national climate, we are deeply grateful to you for showing up and being a part of an awe-inspiring AIDS Walk New York.
GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie congratulated those who walked and raised funds, saying, “We issued the call, and AIDS Walk participants responded by showing up – to help people living with HIV; to help people in need of food, housing, and care; and to help certain elected leaders see what compassion looks like.” “The noise, negativity, and nonsense out of Washington cannot drown out this demand from New Yorkers: We refuse to allow healthcare discrimination against people with HIV, diabetes, heart disease, and dozens of other ‘pre-existing conditions’," added AIDS Walk Founder and Senior Organizer, Craig R. Miller.
Finish Line festivities were complete with dancing, food trucks, giveaways, and the unparalleled spirit of New Yorkers banding together for a common goal.
Fundraising walkers gained access to our BRAND NEW fabulously fierce Post-Walk Show hosted by Carson Kressley, headlined by comedian Kathy Griffin, and featuring performances by Darren Criss and Computer Games, Estelle, and stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Also, for the first time, a 5-mile running route through Central Park was provided as an option for participants!
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