June 25, 2014 at 4:05 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Name change for AIDS Walk
AIDS Walk, gay news, Washington Blade

From left, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams and Joe Izzo march in the 2013 AIDS Walk. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Whitman-Walker Health this week announced a name change for its annual AIDS Walk held in October. Beginning this year, the event will be known as “The Walk to End HIV,” to reflect the progress made in combating HIV/AIDS.

The 28th annual event is scheduled for Oct. 25 in D.C. The name change is being touted by Whitman-Walker as the first such change in the country and the announcement was timed to coincide with National HIV Testing Day, held June 27.

Whitman-Walker’s executive director Don Blanchon is scheduled to officially announce the change at an event on June 26.

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