The annual AIDS Walk Atlanta and Music Fest presented by AHF Pharmacy, will return to Piedmont Park, on Saturday, September 25, 2021, after having been cancelled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting large-scale public gatherings. The event, which attracts thousands of attendees from across the metro Atlanta community, will begin at 10:00 am (EST) starting with a 5K run and walk and culminating with a free concert event.
Now in its 30th year, AIDS Walk Atlanta has become one of the most anticipated outdoor fundraising events in the metro area. Previous artists, including Monica, Erica Campbell and Grace Gibson have performed at the AIDS Walk. This year’s event will feature Atlanta’s own award-winning hip-hop artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, as the headliner as well as R & B vocalist, Sevyn Streeter. Beyond being the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in the southeast, the walk/run raises thousands of dollars to provide unrestricted funds to support the following ten locally based HIV/AIDS service non-profit organizations:
- AID Atlanta
- A Vision for Hope
- Center for Black Women’s Wellness
- Center for Pan Asian Community Services
- Jerusalem House
- National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities
- Open Hand
- Positive Impact Health Centers
- Someone Cares
- Thrive SS
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the producer of the annual walk and music fest since 2019, enhances the impact of the fundraising, by contributing a dollar-for-dollar match for all monies raised by each of the benefitting organizations.
“This annual event offers a time to create a greater awareness on the impact of HIV and AIDS on the local Atlanta community, as well as an opportunity to bring together thousands of individuals from across the region to raise critical funds for these 10 worthy organizations,” stated Dawn Averill, AHF Atlanta regional director. “AHF is proud to present this event as one of the many ways that we educate and empower the local community to join the fight against HIV and AIDS.”
To learn more about registering for the walk or run, create a team or join a team, go to aidswalkatlanta.com.