(New York, New York) More than 45,000 participants are expected to attend the 27th Annual NYC Aids Walk on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The landmark event benefits GMHC and 41 other local AIDS service organizations who provide food, housing, medical care, and much more to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vital prevention work that reaches hundreds of thousands throughout the tri-state area.
Confirmed celebrity guests include: Audra McDonald (Tony Award Winner), Keri Hilson (Grammy Award Winner), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), David Hyde Pierce (Emmy Award Winner), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee), Karlie Kloss (American Fashion Model), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Nick Jonas (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”), Jason Wu (Designer), Vincent Kartheiser (“Madmen”), Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams Show). With special musical performance by: Carolee Carmello (Sister Act), singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Political officials expected to attend include: New York State Senators Liz Krueger and Bill Perkins; New York State Assembly members Aravella Simotas, Micah Kellner, Herman D. Farrell, and Richard N. Gottfried; New York City Councilmember Gale A. Brewer; and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Marjorie J. Hill, PhD, CEO of GMHC, and Craig R. Miller, Founder/Producer of AIDSWalk New York, will address the crowd.
9:00 a.m. Aids Walk opening ceremony (at the stage next to Sheep Meadow)
10 a.m. Aids Walk begins: Walkers step out onto the route, through Central Park and the Upper West Side.
12 p.m. Post-Walk concert (at stage)
3 p.m. Announcement of fundraising total (at stage)
WHERE:General Entrance to the event is on 59th and 5th Avenue.
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