Walk to End HIV 2022


36th annual Walk & 5K to End HIV
AARP DC is building a team to participate in the 36th annual Walk & 5K to End HIV, Saturday, October 22, benefiting Whitman-Walker Health, which provides programming, services and education designed to prevent transmission of the HIV virus and provide care to those who are infected. The AARP DC State Office is a sponsor of this year’s event and we are excited for you to join us!

As a member of the team, you are NOT required to do any fundraising or give a donation to join. If you wish to fundraise or make a donation, you can do that if you choose. As an AARP DC team member, you will receive both an AARP t-shirt to wear during the Walk and the official walk t-shirt from Whitman-Walker Health. (Both t-shirts will be provided to walkers. You do NOT need to donate the suggested $35 if you choose not to). AARP t-shirts will be distributed through the National office leading up to the walk.

Please reach out to Joe Hand (AARP DC Communications Manager) at jhand@aarp.org if you have any questions.

We hope that you will join our team and help us make a big showing from AARP on the day of the walk!

Thank you!

Additional information from Whitman-Walker Health about the walk and who it benefits follows:

HIV remains an epidemic across the country with nearly half of people living with HIV in the United States being age 50 and older. Sixteen (16) percent of new diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States in 2010 occurred among individuals over the age of 50, and this number has been increasing for the past 11 years.

The Walk & 5K to End HIV is a vital part of ensuring resources are available to support at-risk and HIV-positive populations. That's why our team is raising funds through this year’s Walk & 5K. Your donation will go toward lifesaving services that Whitman-Walker Health provides for thousands of people in our area living with HIV regardless of their ability to pay. And you will help fund critical prevention outreach and treatment programs that can help end HIV in D.C..

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