Ending HIV/AIDS Through Community Collaboration
The fight against HIV/AIDS is close to our hearts, and it’s close to our home. South Florida is the epicenter for the virus in the USA with the highest rate of new HIV cases in the country.
This year, AIDS Walk Miami will benefit local nonprofit organizations that provide critical HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ related services. In recognition of the need for community collaboration in ending the HIV epidemic, these organizations will join our fundraising efforts, receiving a share of their funds raised.
In addition to consistent community-based efforts and engagement, we have identified and implemented the tools to end HIV by 2030. We are expanding access to PrEP, an HIV prevention method for people at high-risk for HIV. Additionally, we are reducing HIV-related deaths through the Test & Treat program, which provides immediate linkage to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), medication that slows the progression of HIV in the body. When individuals living with HIV receive ART and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, they can’t sexually transmit the virus to others. At AIDS Walk Miami, we will celebrate the opportunity to create a brighter and healthier future in South Florida and commemorate the lives lost to HIV/AIDS.
We are proud to announce the AIDS Walk Miami Grand Marshal, Amara La Negra. La Negra is a multifaceted singer and entertainer who has captivated fans through her appearance on the hit television show, Love & Hip Hop: Miami. As Miami native, she is committed to supporting the South Florida community and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. La Negra will welcome the community during the Opening Ceremony and motivate walkers with a commencement speech and performances.
“I’m so honored to serve as the Grand Marshal for AIDS Walk Miami 2020! It’s so important to bring HIV/AIDS awareness, peace, and love to the beautiful people of South Florida. I love working with the community to end this together.” – Amara La Negra
We invite the South Florida community to join us at 8:00AM for registration and the Opening Ceremony. For more information, please visit www.AIDSWalkMiami.com. Let’s end this together!
About Care Resource
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The health center provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of South Florida’s pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.