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AIDS Walk New York Returns To Central Park On May 20 With All-Star Line-Up

GMHC will provide media opportunities all day on Sunday, May 20. TV truck parking available for broadcast taping from Central Park. Interviews provided upon request.
5.18.2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cub Barrett | 212-367-1561 | Cubb@gmhc.org
Krishna Stone I 212-367-1016 I KrishnaS@gmhc.org
Kenneth Londono I 646-335-0420 I Kenneth.Londono@berlinrosen.com

 

AIDS WALK NEW YORK

  GMHC


WHAT
: 33rd Annual AIDS Walk New York

WHEN:
Sunday, May 20, 2018

7:30 a.m.          Media check-in (please RSVP to Krishna Stone, listed above)
8:30 a.m.          Participant sign-in
9:15 a.m.          Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m.        AIDS Walk begins
12:45 p.m.        Post-Walk Show
3:00 p.m.          (Approximately) Announcement of Fundraising Total

WHO:
More than 20,000 participants are expected to attend. The landmark event benefits GMHC and 40 other local AIDS service organizations that provide HIV/AIDS care, prevention services, and advocacy throughout the tri-state area and beyond.

  • Confirmed celebrity guests: Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver, and Andrew Rannells (Boys in the Band); Hamilton star Javier Muñoz; Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski and Tan France; Broadway stars Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie; Rosie Perez; RuPaul's Drag Race stars; Andrea Navedo (Jane the Virgin); Nico Tortorella (Younger); and Orange Is the New Black stars Annie Golden, Selenis Leyva, Dale Soules, and Hunter Emery.
  • Special musical performances by: The Pointer Sisters; Broadway performers Frenchie Davis and Jason Tam; top stars of RuPaul's Drag Race including Post-Walk Show host Alexis Michelle, Phi Phi O'Hara, Milk, Aja, Trinity Taylor, Jiggly Caliente, and Ivy Winters.

WHERE:
Central Park (enter at 72nd Street from 5th Avenue or Central Park West)

  • **Media check-in: There will be a table next to the main Opening Ceremony stage on the east side of Sheep Meadow. Enter Central Park at 72nd Street and follow signs to the Opening Ceremony stage.
  • Participants: see walk route and run route

MORE:
For information about participating in or making a contribution to AIDS Walk New York, please call 212-807-9255 (WALK), or visit ny.aidswalk.net. There is no registration fee.  *

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About Gay Men's Health Crisis: Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 12,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit  www.gmhc.org.

About AIDS Walk New York:  Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $150 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world.  In 2017 alone, 20,000 participants, many of whom were members of nearly 2,000 corporate and community teams, raised close to $5 million for GMHC and many other tri-state area AIDS service organizations.  For more information, please visit http://ny.aidswalk.net/.

About MZA Events: AIDS Walk New York was founded in 1986 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $400 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit http://mzaevents.com/.