AIDS Walk is making great strides toward funding goal

Photos by Sam Spokony

Photos by Sam Spokony

Advocates, donors and volunteers gathered in the Village on April 25 to kick off the final weeks of the campaign leading up to the 28th annual AIDS Walk NY, which will be held in Central Park on May 19. The Walk is largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the world, and last year raised more than $5.8 million for New York City-based Gay Men’s Health Crisis (G.M.H.C.) and 40 other tri-state-area AIDS service organizations.

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The kickoff event, which was held at the Center for Architecture, at 536 LaGuardia Place, featured an appearance by Broadway star Nick Adams — acclaimed for his recent role in the musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” — pictured above, who was also cheered for his continued efforts as a volunteer and fundraiser for the AIDS Walk. Notable appearances were also made by state Senator Brad Hoylman, who began his first term representing the Village earlier this year, and Dr. Marjorie Hill, the C.E.O. of G.M.H.C., pictured together, below.

To learn more about contributing to this year’s AIDS Walk NY, visit aidswalk.net/newyork.

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