On Saturday, October 26, join this year’s emcees – NEWS4’s Jummy Olabanji and Tommy McFly – for the 2019 Walk to End HIV at Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street NW. The festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. with music and more. The 5K timed run starts at 9:15 a.m., and the walk kicks off at 9:20 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE.
You can join Team NBC4/T44 by registering here: https://walktoendhiv.org/support/#teamnbc4t44
The Walk & 5K to End HIV is Whitman-Walker Health’s signature fundraiser that calls on thousands of Washington, DC area residents to strap up their shoes and walk or run to support WWH’s mission of providing dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
All proceeds benefit HIV programs at Whitman-Walker Health, a non-profit community health center serving the D.C. metropolitan area.
In a city where three percent of adults are known to have HIV and an additional three percent are infected but don’t know their status, the Walk & 5K to End HIV plays a vital role in honoring our lost ones and raising funds and awareness to fight the epidemic.
By supporting the Walk to End HIV (formerly known as AIDS Walk Washington), you are keeping our community members healthy, well and alive. Additionally, you’re helping the prevention of new HIV infections and the creation of and AIDS-free, virally suppressed generation.
This year’s fundraising goal is $650,000.