AHF’s 11th annual Florida AIDS Walk and
Music Festival on March 20th will benefit
non-profits that provide HIV/AIDS services to South Florida. Last
year’s Walk raised over $1.2 million.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The
2016 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival – an annual 5K walk to
raise funds for HIV/AIDS services throughout Florida – will gather over
2,000 participants and feature a performance by superstar recording
Rida. Hosted by AIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization,
and presented by AHF
Pharmacy, a national chain of pharmacies supporting US & global HIV
care, the Florida AIDS walk is a highly anticipated event aimed at
increasing South Florida’s awareness, prevention, and treatment efforts
against the spread of HIV.
WHAT: Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival 2016, Fort Lauderdale Beach
WHEN: SUNDAY, March 20th, 2016
- 8:00 AM: On-Site Registration
- 9:00 AM: Welcome from Stage
- 10:00 AM: Florida AIDS Walk STARTS
11:00 am: Post-Walk Celebration and Music Festival begins – drinks,
food, and a live performance from Flo Rida!
WHERE: South Beach Park on Fort Lauderdale Beach
of the B Ocean, formerly the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort)
MEDIA NOTE/B-ROLL: Over 2,000 participants from all walks of life
in South Florida; performance by Flo Rida
AHF Contact in Florida: Mark Angle, Regional Director,
Community Relations & Development for AHF, 954.318.4337 direct,
954.383.8007 mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health,
5,720 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Florida in 2015, a 22%
increase over the previous year. The report estimates that 114,151
Floridians are currently living with HIV/AIDS as of December 2015, with
Miami-Dade and Broward counties reporting the highest number of cases.
“Current statistics don’t lie: HIV continues to ravage Florida, and
rates of new infection show no signs of slowing,” said Mark Angle,
AHF’s Regional Director of Community Relations and Development in
Florida, who plans the event each year. “Events like Florida AIDS Walk
are still very much needed in our community to remind us that we have a
great deal more to do to defeat this disease. I am proud and honored to
organize this event for our Florida AIDS Walk participants, who are
inspiring in their tireless support of the cause.”
This year’s Walk will take place on Fort Lauderdale Beach and
culminate in a live concert from chart-topping hip-hop artist Flo Rida.
Famous for his danceable hit singles “Right Round,” “Good Feeling,” and
“Club Can’t Handle Me,” among others, Flo Rida will undeniably reward
participants and volunteers with a dynamic performance.
Local nonprofits benefitting from walk registrations include: Broward
House, SAVE, SunServe, Latinos
AIDS Museum, Poverello
Pride Center at Equality Park, and AIDS
Learn more about the 2016 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival at www.FloridaAIDSWalk.org.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
600,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.
Mark Angle, Psy.D.
Director, Community Relations & Development
Senior Director, Communications