Registration is now open: AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 2017.
From AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore Ambassador Tommie Ross:
The reason I wanted to be a part of the AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore was quite simple. I have been an entertainer for over 36 years and I had come to fear the word AIDS.
Back in the early 1980s, when this strange acronym came on the scene, it was just a whisper amongst the LGBT community. It eventually grew into a horrible scream that wouldn’t go away...it seemed to be everywhere. I watched friends, peers and people I didn’t know—too many people to mention—disappear at the hands of this disease with the strange name, AIDS. At one point I was afraid to even ask about friends’ status, because there was a fear of what the reply might have been.
When my best friend, who happens to live in the Maryland area, told me that Chase Brexton Health Care was sponsoring this event, I was completely in. I wanted to be a part of this worthy cause, and it was a no-brainer for me. It’s my tribute to all my sisters, brothers and even friends who I didn’t have the opportunity to meet. I speak their names in hope that we are a couple of steps closer to erasing the word “AIDS” from our vocabulary. I am proud to be a part of AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore.