AIDS Walk Orlando 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014AIDS Walk Orlando is the second largest annual fundraiser for the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. Hope and Help´s mission is to save lives by treating and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.
Now in its 19th year, AIDS Walk Orlando continues to raise awareness and funds for the men, women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the Central Florida Community.
The community´s generous support of last year´s event helped us surpass our goal, raising over $150,000. Hope and Help is proud that 90 cents on every dollar raised goes directly to client services and all funds raised stay in Central Florida to help our neighbors in need.
This year´s AIDS Walk Orlando will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. Registration and the starting line will be at the Walt Disney World Amphitheater located on Robinson Street. We need your help more than ever to make AIDS Walk Orlando 2014 our most successful yet!
- On-site registration will begin at 7:30am
- Opening remarks will begin at 8:00am
- The walk will commence at 8:30am
- Closing remarks & awards will be given out at 10:00am
Florida continues to rank third in the nation in the cumulative number of AIDS cases (126,581 in 2012) and second in the nation in the cumulative number of HIV cases (49,058 in 2012).
There are over 12,500 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.
1 in 4 new cases of HIV are among those ages 13 – 24.
Approximately 20% of individuals living with HIV/AIDS are unaware of their diagnosis.
Of those persons living with HIV disease in Florida, 49% are black, 29% are white and 20% are Hispanic. Men represent 70% of the cases. Persons over the age of 45 years represent 60%.
In Florida, 15% of all new HIV infections reported among females in 2012 were under the age of 25.
Florida Department of Health estimates that there are 130,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Florida.