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AIDS/HIV Services Group Preparing for Annual Fundraising Walk

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Last year, ASG raised $50,000 at the AIDS walk. Last year, ASG raised $50,000 at the AIDS walk.

People at the Charlottesville AIDS/HIV Services Group are gearing up for their biggest and most important event of the year. Their annual walk for HIV awareness will get underway in just over a month.

The director of ASG says new HIV infections are most prevalent among heterosexual women and girls. That's why there's a female-focused 1960s theme for this year's AIDS walk.

This is the 16th year of the AIDS walk, which is scheduled for October. It starts at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion and loops around the downtown area.

The Charlottesville Aids Walk is a fundraiser for ASG. As ASG works to expand their programming, they're looking for community support for raising money and awareness.

"AIDS is still a huge problem, particularly among people who can't afford medical care or can't afford housing. So it's so important to raise those extra dollars to pay for those services," Peter DeMartino, the CEO of the AIDS/HIV Services Group, said.

Last year, ASG raised $50,000 at the AIDS walk. The goal this year is to meet or exceed that amount.

The Charlottesville Aids Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, October 5 at the Pavilion in downtown Charlottesville.

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