25th Anniversary AIDS Walk Wisconsin raises $462,425 to support HIV prevention

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AIDS Walk Wisconsin 2014

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — More than 2,676 walkers and 200 runners raised $462,425 to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programs throughout Wisconsin at Sunday’s 25th Anniversary AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run.

FOX6 WakeUp News anchor Kim Murphy emceed the event along with AIDS Walk Wisconsin Honorary Chair Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” fame.

FOX6's Kim Murphy emceed this year's AIDS Walk Wisconsin

FOX6’s Kim Murphy emceed this year’s AIDS Walk Wisconsin

This year’s Raising the Bar Competition set a record this year with 26 bars and taverns from across the state. For the third year in a row, the team from DIX won the competition, raising more than $32,961. The Raising the Bar competition raised more than $56,209 this year, and has raised more than $360,000 for AIDS Walk Wisconsin since its inception.

New this year, AIDS Walk Wisconsin partnered with the Cream City Foundation to present the Cream City Corporate Challenge. This challenge is a friendly competition among teams from various LGBT resource groups of corporations to raise money for the fight against AIDS. The inaugural winner of the Cream City Corporate Challenge is Northwestern Mutual, having raised $5,400. The Cream City Corporate Challenge raised $11,090.

AIDS Walk Wisconsin Honorary Chair Tim Gunn

AIDS
Walk Wisconsin Honorary Chair Tim Gunn

Also, this year’s Walk featured a challenge among seven Milwaukee area high school teams. This year’s winner is the team from West Bend East which raised more than $2,945. The high school challenge raised more than $3,745.

Over the past 25 years, more than 123,000 registrants have participated in AIDS Walk Wisconsin and raised more than $11.7 million. One hundred percent of the pledges raised from AIDS Walk Wisconsin have stayed in Wisconsin to benefit people living with HIV in the state.

4 comments

  • Adam Bruss

    May I please have a high quality copy of the runners image? I’m one of them in the picture and would like it for personal use. Thanks!

  • sdeberg

    Why does the press only use photos of the “run” portion of the event? You know, the portion of the event that has been with us for all of 2 years? This was the 25th anniversary of the AIDS WALK (capital letters – MY INTENTION). Appreciate Kim’s involvement – but how many people WALKED vs RAN? I’m guessing more.

  • sdeberg

    This whole event is about the fundraising – and congrats to AIDS Walk Wisconsin for raising over $450,000 this year! But I can’t help but comment – any of the media pictures I’ve seen have been of RUNNERS. You do realize that this is the 2nd – singular year – 2nd – that RUNNERS have participated? I would think that loyal WALKERS – as in people who have participated in the WALK for 25 years – would be pictured? Just a thought.

  • howitzer28

    There’s more action in the run. More heart is shown. More effort is given. Runners put it on the line. They go all out for a cause. It’s a primal thing. The leading runners are the fittest people there. They are highly sharpened implements worthy of attention. Just my two cents from doing many races and doing the walk as well this time.

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