October 2014

Walk to End HIV: The Finish Line is in Sight

Created by:

Samantha Persaud



In Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, it is estimated that 1 in 20 adults is living with HIV – a staggering HIV prevalence that ranks as high as some countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

More than 25 years ago, Elizabeth Glaser began her fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States. Today, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) continues her fight globally, in 15 countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. But we can’t forget the fight in our own backyard!

Walk to End HIV with Team EGPAF this Saturday, October 25. 

The Walk to End HIV is a great opportunity to support local health organizations and to raise awareness about the global fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS. As the global leader in the fight to end AIDS and a proud Whitman-Walker Health (WWH) community partner, 50% of all funds raised by our team will go towards EGPAF’s lifesaving HIV prevention, treatment, and care services.

In a city where 2.5% of adults are known to be living with HIV, which exceeds the World Health Organization’s definition of 1% as a severe epidemic, the Walk to End HIV (formerly AIDS Walk Washington) plays a critical role raising funds and awareness to fight the epidemic, both at home and abroad.

Can’t make it downtown Saturday morning? Show your support and make a donation to EGPAF’s stellar roster of walkers!

The annual 5K walk/run raises critical funds for WWH – a community-based organization providing dependable, high-quality, comprehensive, accessible health care to Washingtonians infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.