Walk for AIDS last Sunday raised almost $30,000 for HIV prevention programs and people living with HIV.
Hosted by ACON, the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), the walk was the official launch of the 2007 AIDS Awareness Week.
Twice as many walkers as last year took part in Sunday’s event, a BGF spokesman said, and the money raised was a substantial increase from 2006.
Walk for AIDS began with a Welcome to Country from Mark Whightman from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, and talks by Sydney MP Tanya Plibersek, NSW Minister for Women Verity Firth, BGF president Fergus Kibble, and the Lowy Institute’s Bill Bowtell.
Among the crowd of walkers were celebrity newsreaders Geoff Field from 2Day FM, and Anton Enus from SBS.
ACON, BGF and PLWHA would like to thank the World AIDS Day Committee NSW, Tibotec, and the Royal Botanic Gardens Trust.
Donations can still be made online until 7 December at www.walkforaids.org.au.

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