Newsfeed : AIDS Walk NY Raises $5.6 Million, Draws Record Turnout

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » May 2009

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


May 18, 2009

AIDS Walk NY Raises $5.6 Million, Draws Record Turnout

Despite the gloomy economy and weather, the 24th annual AIDS Walk New York—which took place May 17 in and around Central Park—raised $5.6 million in donations and attracted a record turnout of 45,000, reports Out in New York City.

Since the very first AIDS Walk in 1986, the event has raised more than $111 million for Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)—the oldest AIDS service organization in the United States—and dozens of other local ASOs. The star-studded event boasted several television, film and Broadway celebs, including actress and singer Hilary Duff; Carson Kressley (How to Look Good Naked); Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy); Michael Urie (Ugly Betty); Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables); and Sarah Dash (Labelle).

“Our community’s heartfelt and relentless support of this year’s AIDS Walk allows GMHC to provide the resources needed to continue to meet the increasing demand for vital prevention, care and advocacy services,” said Marjorie Hill, PhD, chief executive officer of GMHC. “Today’s powerful results show that tough times, indeed, will not break our stride.”

Search: AIDS Walk New York, GMHC, Hilary Duff, Carson Kressley, Brooke Smith, Michael Urie, Norm Lewis, Sarah Dash, Grey's Anatomy

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Show comments (0 total)

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.