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|Atlanta City Council honors AIDS Walk|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Tuesday, 05 July 2011 19:07|
The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously today to approve a resolution of support for the 2011 AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run. The resolution was introduced by City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is gay and represents District 6, which includes Piedmont Park where the walk will be held Oct. 16.
According to a media release issued this afternoon, “The resolution acknowledges the unique challenges that HIV/AIDS presents to citizens of Atlanta and the nation at-large and recognizes the labors undertaken by AIDS Walk Atlanta &5K Run over the past two decades in the form of patient services, education, research and advocacy.”
The council's resolution coincides with a fundraising drive led by Wan where members of the Georgia General Assembly from the Atlanta area are competing to raise money for the AIDS Walk against members of the Atlanta City Council.
You can donate to Team City here.
And you can donate to Team State here.
The annual AIDS Walk benefits several local HIV / AIDS nonprofits that provide treatment, counseling, housing and other assistance to those affected by the disease.
For more information, please visit www.aidswalkatlanta.com.
Top photo: Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan (file photo)
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