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AIDS Walk Orlando 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
AIDS Walk Orlando is the second largest annual fundraiser for the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. Hope and Help´s mission is to save lives by treating and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.
Now in its 20th year, AIDS Walk Orlando continues to raise awareness and funds for the men, women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the Central Florida Community.
The community´s generous support of last year´s event helped us surpass our goal, raising over $140,000. Our client-centered services cover the full continuum from HIV prevention to treatment.
This year´s AIDS Walk Orlando will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. Registration and the starting line will be at the Walt Disney World Amphitheater located on Robinson Street. We need your help more than ever to make AIDS Walk Orlando 2015 our most successful yet!
On-site registration will begin at 7:30am
Opening remarks will begin at 8:00am
The walk will commence at 8:30am
Closing remarks & awards will be given out at 10:00am
Florida continues to rank third in the nation in the cumulative number of AIDS cases (126,581 in 2012) and second in the nation in the cumulative number of HIV cases (49,058 in 2012).
There are over 12,500 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.
1 in 4 new cases of HIV are among those ages 13 – 24.
Approximately 20% of individuals living with HIV/AIDS are unaware of their diagnosis.
Of those persons living with HIV disease in Florida, 49% are black, 29% are white and 20% are Hispanic. Men represent 70% of the cases. Persons over the age of 45 years represent 60%.
In Florida, 15% of all new HIV infections reported among females in 2012 were under the age of 25.
Florida Department of Health estimates that there are 130,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Florida.