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Crowd Turns Out For AIDS Walk In Central Park

May 20, 2018 - 4:14 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- AIDS Walk New York hit the paths around Central Park Sunday, raising money for HIV and AIDS programs and services throughout the entire Tri-State region.

But Gay Men’s Health Crisis chief executive officer Kelsey Louie told 1010 WINS there is another vital reason for the effort.

“Our other goal was to raise visibility about HIV and AIDS because we know that there are still 40,000 new HIV infections across the country, and we know that it disproportionately impacts certain groups, we want to make sure that not only are we sending the messages that the services that GMA provides are vital, but that our clients’ lives matter,” he said.

AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $150 million since it began in 1986.