HOUSTON, TX –
Thousands of people meet at Sam Houston Park downtown at the starting line of the 25th Annual AIDS Walk. It’s the second most attended walk of it’s kind in the country, only New York City attracts more walkers.
Charron Garrett, a walker, says “I’m walking to support the cause of people that have been infected with HIV, I work with the population a lot and I know how hard it is sometimes for people to kinda adjust and cope.”
George Foreman IV, the Grand Marshall adds “The goal of this event is to spread awareness that we’re here to fight, the fight continues to go on over 25 years with the AIDS foundation Houston, it’s all about doing good deeds for our fellow man.”
About 5,000 Houstonians registered as fundraisers, some walking as individuals, but most- part of some sort of team.
George Lancaster, from the AIDS Foundation says, “”Most of the fundraising is done through teams, and it’s done online. So far if you go on aidswalkhouston.org you will see that we’ve raised in exess of half a million dollars. The goal is $600,000 I think this 25th year that will surpass it.”
It’s a walk with no first place prize, but over 5,000 Houstonians can walk away feeling like winners.