World AIDS Day
The candlelit walk culminates at The Pride Center for a few words of respectful remembrance, support, and continued vigilance. We invite the community to join us at Hagen Park to strengthen this tradition of hope and healing.
Why do we walk?
One in 78 individuals ages 13 and older in Broward County are HIV+. In the United States, we have experienced 636,000 deaths of individuals with an AIDS diagnosis. In the US, over 1.1 million individuals are living with HIV/ AIDS and almost 1 in 6 are unaware of their infection. Thousands still do not receive treatment due to a lack of information or the stigma that remains. We work throughout the year to change these numbers. It takes many advocates, individuals, social service agencies, medical providers, and businesses to influence this change.