The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams team will be participating in the 26th Annual AIDS Walk DC this weekend, and to prepare for the 5K race, they are throwing a party.
This Thursday, October 26, the team will host a soiree from 6 until 9 pm at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (1526 14th Street NW) to benefit Whitman-Walker Health. Cork will pour the wine, Occasions Catering will provide the hors d’oeuvres and D.J. Cassidy will spin the tunes. Plus, the party will have a raffle (because what’s a benefit without a raffle?).
To support the team, there is a suggested donation of $20. For more information, or to RSVP, call 202-332-3433 or email casey.covault[AT]mgbwhome.com. For more information on this weekend’s AIDS Walk DC, visit the website.
The 26th Annual AIDS Walk will take place on Saturday, October 27. The 5K walk and run raises funds for Whitman-Walker Health, a community-based nonprofit health organization that provides care to those infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. Every year, thousands of participants show up for the walk with the overall goal of raising $1 million for the cause.
AIDS Walk Washington will begin and end at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street NW). The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange lines) and Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red lines).
The walk starts promptly at 8:30 am, but pre-race activities (including same day registration, speakers and warm-up exercises) begin at 7 am. After the walk is complete, participants are invited to stay for live music and post-race celebrations.
Those interested in walking and/or running, volunteering or making a general donation can register online. General walk registration is $25.
From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT]borderstan.com and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.
Whitman-Walker Health (WWH) is gearing up for AIDS Walk 2012, which is set to take place on October 27. Join them this Thursday, April 26, at Nellie’s Sports Bar on U Street for their kickoff party starting at 6 pm.
Enjoy a beer (or soda) and some fries on the house if you register for the walk. The registration fee is also waived — but that night only.
If you can’t make it to Nellie’s for the kickoff, you can also register register online starting April 27.
WWH is a community health center that specializes in health care for the LGBT communities and those living with HIV/AIDS. They are based in the neighborhood and 14th and R Streets NW.
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