On March 15, as many as 10,000 Houstonians wore jackets and carried umbrellas at Sam Houston Park Downtown to raise awareness and money to support local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Despite chilly temperatures and a late-morning rain, the 20th Annual AIDS Walk, presented by AIDS Foundation Houston in partnership with Chevron, raised more than $750,000.
“We were thrilled to see so many Houstonians come and show their support for the 20th year of AIDS Walk,” said Kelly McCann, chief executive officer of AFH. “For 20 years the citywide collaboration, community support and corporate generosity have all worked together to make this the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser of its kind in Texas.”
The funds help AFH and 14 local HIV/AIDS service organizations provide housing, testing, food, medical care, prevention education, counseling, pediatric programs, and job training to thousands of community members. – by Nancy Ford