AIDS Walk Orlando 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016AIDS 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 inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action against HIV/AIDS.
Now in its 21st 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 $110,000. Our client-centered services cover the full continuum from HIV prevention to treatment.
This year´s AIDS Walk Orlando will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 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 2016 our most successful yet!
- On-site registration will begin at 7:30am
- Rally at Disney Amphitheatre at 8:30am
- The walk will commence at 9:00am
- Post Walk Celebration at 9:45am
Florida ranks first in the nation in HIV infections and newly diagnosed AIDS cases. Second in the nation with cumulative Pediatric AIDS cases diagnosed through 2014.
There are over 11,186 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the Orlando area. (Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties)
1 in 4 new cases of HIV are among those ages 13 – 24.
Approximately 16% 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.