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.
FT LAUDERDALE (March 16, 2016) 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 artist Flo 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 (just North 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 | [email protected]
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 Salud, World AIDS Museum, Poverello Center, The Pride Center at Equality Park, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Learn more about the 2016 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival at www.FloridaAIDSWalk.org.