AIDS Walk Washington: Face the Facts; Walk the Walk
By Jayme Aronberg | October 16, 2013
In our nation’s capital, one in every 20 residents is HIV positive – a staggering HIV prevalence that is as high as in many low income countries.
Twenty-five years ago, Elizabeth Glaser began our fight against HIV/AIDs in the United States. Today, we continue her fight against HIV/AIDS in 15 countries across the world, but we can’t forget the fight in our own backyard.
Join the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) on October 26, as we participate in AIDS Walk Washington. The annual 5K walk/run raises money for Whitman-Walker Health, a local community-based health organization that provides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
In a city where 3 percent of adults are known to be HIV-positive and an additional 3 percent are infected but don’t know it, AIDS Walk Washington plays a vital role in raising funds and awareness to fight the epidemic.
As a community partner for this year’s walk, EGPAF will receive 50 percent of the funds raised by our team members. AIDS Walk Washington is a great opportunity to support local health organizations and to raise awareness about the global fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS.
For more information on the AIDS Walk Washington and to join the EGPAF team, click here!
Jayme Aronberg is EGPAF’s Award’s & Compliance Coordinator, based in Washington, D.C.