25th Annual AIDS Walk and 5k Run Tallahassee

Big Bend Cares presents the 25th Annual AIDS Walk and 5k Run Tallahassee on Saturday at Cascades Park.

Attracting hundreds of participants each year, this event will help bring awareness about HIV and raising money to support those living with the virus.

Big Bend Cares has been the only AIDS service organization since 1987 the eight-county region. Since 1990, the AIDS Walk/Run has been the biggest and most important awareness event.

Charlie Adams, deputy director of Big Bend Cares, said that this walk will honor the people that suffer and who are fighting for the disease.

“I hope the turnout is phenomenal and have over 2,500 participants. HIV and AIDS is important and people should be aware,” Adams said.

Big Bend Cares invites you to support individuals and families in the Tallahassee area that have been impacted by this pandemic.

The Walk & 5k Run will have live music, HIV and AIDS testing, as well as testimonials.

All of the proceeds will be applied to direct-care services for clients, and HIV prevention and education for the entire Big Bend region.

Kendra Hatton, a fourth-year business and administration student said she is ready to help spread awareness for those that fall victim to HIV and AIDS.

“I don’t know anyone with HIV or AIDS, but there are tons of people in our country who are suffering from this disease and needs society help for cure,” Hatton said.

The AIDS Walk & 5k Run is sponsored by several companies and organizations such as; Capital Health Plan, Auto Data Direct Inc, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Hopping Green & Sams, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Mail Meds Clinical Pharmacy, and CLEAR Health Alliance.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a partner in AIDS Walk, email cadams@bigbendcares.org.