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AIDS WALK 2005 projected to raise more than $600,000
AIDS WALK 2005 projected to raise more than $600,000
Lace up your sneakers and help better the lives of folks with HIV/AIDS in Seattle and King County

For the first time in its 19-year history, the annual AIDS Walk will be held on Capitol Hill this year, in Volunteer Park. Gov. Christine Gregoire and other elected officials and celebrities will help kick-off the event - Saturday, Sept. 10

Lifelong AIDS Alliance, the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in the Pacific Northwest hosts the annual AIDS Walk to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle and King County. Businesses and neighbors along the Capitol Hill route will also show their support. More than 4,000 people are expected to walk and raise $600,000. Walkers will remember those lost to HIV/AIDS, honor those living with HIV/AIDS, and raise awareness about the disease.

AIDS WALK 2005 includes an impressive list of speakers and dignitaries that will begin the morning with a moment of silence and remarks about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had. Speakers include: Gov. Christine Gregoire; U.S. Representative Jim McDermott; Mayor Greg Nickels; and others to be announced. AIDS WALK 2005 also includes more than 30 honorary ambassadors (a complete listing can be found at www.aidswalk2005.org).

Registration for AIDS Walk 2005 will be at 8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held in Volunteer Park, and the Walk route begins and ends in Volunteer Park. Route goes down 12th Avenue and returns on Broadway.

Registration and information is available at www.llaa.org or by calling (206) 323-WALK. AIDS Walk 2005 is presented by the Microsoft Corporation. Sponsors include: Comcast; King 5; Starbucks Coffee; Swedish Medical Center; John L. Scott; Bristol Meyers Squibb; Girlie Press; Congruent; Greater Seattle Business Association; Heller Ehrman, LLC; Macy's; Money Tree; Mulvanny G2; Statscript Pharmacy; Truescents LLC; WhitePages.com.
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