On Sunday May 21st, NYCSHP participated in the AIDS Walk New York in Central Park. AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world, raising nearly $150 million for HIV and AIDS patients over more than 30 years. This year, NYCSHP members banded together and raised over $1,100 for this cause.
A dozen NYCSHP members gathered Sunday morning for the AIDS Walk festivities. We observed the opening ceremony, in which singer Frenchie Davis, actor Zachary Quinto, and other leaders in the community lent their support with inspirational songs and speeches. Then we began the 10 kilometer walk, completing a circuit that started on East 72nd Street, went all the way to the top of Central Park, and returned down the west side of Manhattan via Riverside Drive.
One of NYCSHP’s own represented the society in the inaugural RUN! AIDS Walk New York event. Amber Johnson raised $535, well above the minimum $250 requirement for runners, and earned a medal for completing the 5 mile path.
This year marked record participation with 17 registered runners and 1 runner, earning us our own team booth. We hope to continue supporting this wonderful charity for years to come!
Nidhi Saraiya, Pharm.D.
Jason Babby, Pharm.D., BCPS
Amber Johnson, Pharm.D.
Johnny J. Hon, Pharm.D.