AIDS Walk raises $915,000, still hoping for more donations
The walking is over. The running shoes are tucked away. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy collected his medal. The AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run took place two weeks ago with thousands of people in Piedmont Park. But the fundraising hasn’t stopped.
Immediately after the race, a running tally on the event website showed some $728,000 had been raised for AID Atlanta, which organizes the AIDS Walk, and eight other HV agencies. That’s been removed, but organizers said this week the tally has grown to $915,000. With donations open through November, they hope to boost it even more and surpass the $925,000 raised in 2010 and inch ever closer to the $1 million mark that hasn’t been reached for a few years.
You’ve got until Nov. 30 to donate, and AID Atlanta makes it easy by offering online options. Why should you? Here’s the pitch from walk organizers: “The funds benefit AID Atlanta and the eight participating agencies who provide treatment and medications, prevention education, meals, hospice, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinical research to help thousands of our families, neighbors and friends living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta.”
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