AIDS Walk NYC 2010 will take place today, on Sunday, May 16!
This is the 25th year AIDS Walk has been working to raise money for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area.
Held in Central Park, registration for AIDS Walk begins at 8am on Sunday and the event starts at 10am. The walk covers 6.2 miles.
Over the last 25 years, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $100,000,000, according to Hovied.com, and is considered the largest AIDS fundraiser across the globe.
In 2009, there were an amazing 45,000 participants from NYC and the surrounding areas. Many people participating in teams, the event raised a record 5.5 Million Dollars for local AIDS service organizations like the Gay Men's Health Crisis, which is worldâ€™s most comprehensive provider of AIDS services.
The GMHC was formed by 6 friends in 1981 who were responding to the mysterious deaths of gay men in New York and other major cities.
This is a captivating video by AIDS Walk NYC about the AIDS Crisis that began in the 1980s and is still being fought today:
The goal of the AIDS Walk is not just to raise money, but to raise awareness as well.
It's a beautiful day in NYC today - hopefully AIDS Walk participants will turn out in record numbers yet again!