Walk 2 miles, help people living with HIV and AIDS. That’s the idea behind next weekend’s AIDS Walk Austin.
The event, now in its 28th year, raises money to support education about and prevention of HIV and AIDS. Besides the walk, expect live music from hip hop duo Riders Against the Storm, food trucks and entertainment.
Proceeds will benefit 10 local HIV and AIDS advocacy organizations. Former NFL cornerback Wade Davis will lead the walk as the 2015 Honorary Chair, alongside guest emcee Chris Saldaña, anchor of KEYE-TV Morning News.
Registration and festivities start at 11 a.m., with opening ceremonies and the walk beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe Street. Participants can register as individuals or groups; a $20 donation is encouraged.
“Every contribution made at the walk touches a life, with 87 percent of each dollar going directly to services here in Austin,” Paul Scott, executive director of AIDS Services of Austin, said in a press release.
More than 1,000 walkers participated last year, raising more than $253,000 for agencies around Austin. For more information about the event go here.