Louisville AIDS Walk celebrates milestone

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 11:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Louisville AIDS Walk set a huge milestone of celebrating 20 years while bringing thousands to Waterfront Park.

Many of the participants collected donations from family and friends with all of the proceeds going toward services for HIV and AIDS patients here in the Kentuckiana community.

A compassion garden at Sunday’s event was filled with ribbons, one for each of the 2500 people in Jefferson County who are living with HIV.

“The thing that we're most excited about is to have 20 large portions of the aids memorial quilt, which represents 190 names, almost all from Louisville. 60 were specifically requested by those who had loved ones that passed away from HIV / AIDS,” Brad Hampton said.

In the past 20 years, the walk has raised more than $4 million for local non-profit organizations.

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