Mar. 4, 2018
Houston aids foundation holds it,s 2018 aids awareness walk .
The Mayor of Houston , Congress woman Honorable Jackson Lee and other city of Houston leaders joined lady Kelle Young , her team and thousands of participants to walk in the 5k [1,3miles] Houston aids foundation 2018 walk , raising awareness of the situation of hiv/aids in Houston , Texas , other Southern states and the USA as a whole .
Mayor Sylvester Turner addressed the participants before the walk , appreciating the leadership of the director of the aids foundation and her team for their work over the years .
He told the people to remember those who are afflicted and or affected by hiv/aids , while not foregeting those who have passed on .He underscored the diverse nature of Houston today and how Houstonians are noted for always coming together to do great things .He reminded the people to do their civic duty of voting.
The director of the Houston aids foundation was awarded a congressional honor from congress woman Sheila Lee Jackson .
The are about 30 ,000 people in Houston who are affected by hiv/aids . Of the new cases in the nation today , Southern states that include Houston are mostly affected .
The director of the Houston aids foundation adviced the people to help make sure that Houston get to zero new cases in the future .
The walk stated about 1.00 pm led by mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston . It is worth noting that for the first time , life music was performed by local music artists in Houston who made the walk a rock one .
The funds raised will benefit the following agencies :
AIDS Foundation Houston
Avenue 360 Health & Wellness
Baylor Teen Health Clinic
Brentwood Community Foundation
Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social, Inc.
Harris County Hospital District Foundation
Individuals Providing A Positive Presence-IPPP
The T.R.U.T.H. Project
University of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center
Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo