A goal of $600,000 has been set and more than 10,000 Houstonians are expected to gather to remember family and friends and honor those living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Foundation Houston, now in its 33rd year, is the first organization in Texas to provide dedicated HIV education and services. AIDS Walk Houston is the agency's largest annual fundraiser that simultaneously garners touch-points and awareness of AIDS and HIV related issues within the greater Houston community.
The 5K walk benefits 11 local AIDS service organizations and supports approximately 28,000 Houstonians currently living with HIV/AIDS. The funds that participants raise provide individuals with education, pediatric programs, housing, food, medical care, counseling and job training.
Benefiting agencies include SNAP – Spay Neuter Assistance Program, Inc., Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, LIVE Consortium, Brentwood Community Church, Lazarus House, Bering Omega Community Church, Baylor College of Medicine – Teen Health Clinic, Crisis Intervention of Houston and AIDS Foundation Houston.
Registration begins at noon and the walk will commence promptly at 1 p.m. This year's walk will be followed by a family festival, complete with live music from local favorites Punch Bowl.