Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: AIDS Walk

June 26, 2011
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Today, we look at the status of HIV/AIDS and the many ways the disease has touched our lives.

30 years ago, the world first began to hear of a terrifying new illness. A report of five gay men contracting a strange disease was first published three decades ago. A year later, the disease was given the name people came to fear as a death sentence.

Today, much has changed to help people with HIV/AIDS live longer and healthier, but the work is not done.

AIDS Walk San Francisco celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. Since the beginning, the fundraiser has played a critical role in saving lives, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, and making substantial progress in prevention and care efforts. Throughout its history, AIDS Walk has raised more than $76 million and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California.

Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sharon Meadow at Golden Gate Park, SF
9:00 a.m. Sign-in Opens
9:30 a.m. Stage Activities Begin
10:30 a.m. AIDS Walk Starts!
12:30 p.m. Post-Walk Concert & Family Entertainment

Register today!
(415) 615-WALK (9255)

Studio Guests

Jay Levy, MD
Co-Discoverer of HIV
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director, Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research

Courtney Mulhern-Pearson
Director of State & Local Affairs, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Bob Katz
Longtime Survivor of HIV
Supporter of SF AIDS Foundation

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