October 25, 2018 at 4:17 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Walk to End HIV postponed due to potentially hazardous weather
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The Walk to End HIV. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Whitman Walker Health’s 32nd annual Walk & 5K to End HIV has been postponed to World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1 due to potentially inclement and hazardous weather. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday morning at Freedom Plaza.

“This weekend could present a significant weather event and safety issues for all those involved in the Walk—walkers, runners, vendors, and other community groups. This new date offers us a unique chance to present the Walk as it always should be—namely a community event focused on those impacted by HIV and an opportunity for togetherness and solidarity with community,” Executive Director Don Blanchon said in a statement. “We fully recognize that inclement weather could be an issue again on December 1st, but hold the safety and wellbeing of our communities first in postponing from this weekend.”

However, Whitman-Walker’s third annual Brunch to End HIV will go on as scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Participating restaurants Compass Ross, Declaration, Exiles Bar, Granville Moore’s, Lincoln, The Queen Vic and Shaw’s Tavern will all donate a percentage of their proceeds to Whitman Walker Health’s HIV care programs and services.

Whitman-Walker Health notes that rescheduling the walk offers participants more time to fundraise for the nonprofit organization’s goal of $850,000.

For full event details, visit here. 


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