The AIDS Walk New York began in 1985 and is now the largest AIDS fundraiser in the world. Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area.
In 2008 alone, 45,000 participants, many of whom were members of 2,450 corporate and community teams, raised a record sum of over $7 million for Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and 50 other local AIDS service organizations. GMHC is the world's most comprehensive provider of AIDS services for men, women and children.
The AIDS Walk begins and ends in Central Park. Walkers should enter the venue at the corner of the park at 59th St. and 5th Ave. to turn in their funds. It is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete.
8:30 a.m. - Sign-In Opens.
9:15 a.m. - Aerobic Workout.
9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony Begins.
10:00 a.m. - AIDS Walk New York Begins!
12:30 pm - Post-walk Concert Begins
3:00 pm - Announcement of Results
Official Website: http://www.aidswalk.net/newyork/index.html
Added by NYABN on September 9, 2008