AIDS Walk raises millions
Walkers took part in the 26th annual AIDS Walk Sunday, July 15 in Golden Gate Park. The annual event raised nearly $2.7 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and 46 other Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations. Speakers at the opening ceremonies included Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), who commended Bay Area service providers and advocates "for their enduring commitment to addressing the ongoing HIV/AID crisis as well as the underlying social ills that contribute to the high rates of HIV infection." In San Francisco, there are more than 15,500 people living with the disease. SFAF CEO Neil Giuliano noted that his organization is marking its 30th year of "answering the call from our community."