Award winning rap artists, Wale and Trina are joining forces with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest, non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization, to headline the 31st Annual AIDS Walk & Music Fest presented by AHF Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, September 24, 2022.  Scheduled to start at 10:00am in Piedmont Park, the event starts with a 5K run and walk, culminating in the concert featuring Trina and Wale.

WHAT: 31st Annual AIDS Walk & Musicfest presented by AHF Pharmacy

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. – Festival Site Opens
10:00 a.m. – Opening Program begins
11:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk Starts
12:00 p.m. – Music Festival Starts: Wale and Trina perform
1:30 p.m. – Festival Ends

Note:  Media wanting to cover the event can check-in starting at 9:30am at the media

Check-in table near the festival site entry

WHERE: Piedmont Park (Active Oval) – Access to the site is near the Charles Allen Drive 

entrance of Piedmont Park

Note:  Paid parking is available at the Park Tavern parking lot (entry near the intersection of 10th Street & Monroe Drive

WHO: Michael Weinstein, CEO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Dawn Averill, GA Regional Director, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Representative from each of the benefiting organizations

Local community leaders from across the region

Thousands of walk/run participants from across the S.E. region

Performances by Wale & Trina

Now in its 31st year, the annual event raises funds to support 11 Atlanta-based, non-profit organizations providing critical HIV/AIDS services.  The 2022 benefiting organizations include:

AID Atlanta

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

A Vision for Hope

Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition

Center for Black Women’s Wellness

Georgia Equality

Jerusalem House

NAESM
Positive Impact Healthcare Centers

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta

THRIVE SS

Wale and Trina join a diverse array of award-winning artists that have supported the annual fundraising event, including Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Monica, Sevyn Streeter, Raheem DeVaughn and Erica Campbell.  Bringing together thousands of attendees from across the southeast region, the annual event raises thousands of dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the local Atlanta community.

“This annual event offers a time to create a greater awareness of 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 11 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 register for the event, create a team or join a team, go to: https://www.aidswalkatlanta.org/.   

According to recent statistics from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  1. 77% of those diagnosed with HIV infection during were male, 20% female, 3% transgender;
  2. 72% of new diagnoses of HIV infection were among Blacks, and the rate of diagnosis was highest among Blacks;
  3. 70% of persons living with HIV infection reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

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