Thank you to everyone who participated in the AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore 2017!
Re-live AIDS Walk & Run 2017
The AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore 2017 presented by Quest Diagnostics succeeded in raising nearly $100,000 to support Chase Brexton Health Care's HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, and testing services.
More than 600 attendees gathered at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Sunday, May 7 to take steps to end HIV and AIDS in Baltimore. They were welcomed to the event by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Chase Brexton Health Care President and CEO Patrick Mutch, and emcee Chardelle Moore of Fox 45 Baltimore.
Donations will continue to be accepted through June 30; visit www.BaltimoreAIDSWalk.org to make a contribution.
"It was amazing to see so many runners, walkers, volunteers and teams come out to support our third annual AIDS Walk & Run," said Becky Frank, Vice President of Marketing and Development for Chase Brexton Health Care. "Their efforts will make a major impact in our fight to prevent new HIV cases in Baltimore and provide care to those already affected."
More than 12,000 people are living with HIV in Baltimore--1 in 43 city residents--but 16 percent do not know they're infected. Among Chase Brexton's HIV patients, 90 percent have suppressed viral loads, compared to 71 percent of HIV patients city-wide.
In addition, 30 vendors offered information and resources at a finish line health fair. Food for attendees was provided by The Greene Turtle.
Sponsors for the 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore include Quest Diagnostics, Gilead, The Greene Turtle, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Johns Hopkins Medicine, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, Priority Partners, Continuum Health Alliance, The Jacques Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Saul Ewing LLP, and Fox 45 Baltimore.