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ASG Gears Up for Charlottesville AIDS Walk

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Charlottesville's HIV/AIDS Services Group is asking you to put on your walking shoes and take a walk for a cure. They're gearing up for their annual AIDS walk.

This year twice as many people have signed up. Hundreds of volunteers are registered and ready to go.

The walk starts at the N'Telos Wireless Pavilion. It's a 5K, winding its way around downtown, close to the corner, and back.

Organizers say it's not too late to register. If you sign up now, your donations will be doubled. Roberta Williamson, a former co-owner of the Main Street Arena, just agreed to match all new donations up to $10,000.

"This is really the one time of year that we ask the community to come out, show their support for people living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV and it's just so important as a community event that we commemorate people that we've lost and that we work really hard to raise the dollars to make sure we don't loose anyone else," said Peter DeMartino, the executive director of ASG.

ASG hopes to raise $50,000.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The walk kicks off at 9 a.m.

Click here for the link to the registration website.

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