AIDS Walk For Life held in downtown Lexington

Published: Apr. 15, 2018 at 5:53 PM EDT
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The 26th AIDS Walk For Life took place Sunday afternoon raising money for AIDS and HIV support and prevention programs.

The walk was organized by AIDS Volunteers (AVOL) of Kentucky.

The people who braved the rain say they know how important that research can be, especially those who work with the patients.

"With the medications now they don’t think about it as much but it’s very prevalent," said Forrest Burton. "We do about 155 new intakes a year, new individuals who are just diagnosed."

The march included a mobile HIV testing vehicle and raised money for housing and emergency services.

"The goal was one million steps. Because of rain we might not have reached one million steps, but it was to show solidarity for the support of HIV research with the goal of ending stigma for those with HIV," said "Sister Freida" who was marching with the Kentucky Fried Sisters.

Once the walk was finished there was an after party at Soundbar where they continued raising money for AIDS Volunteers.