Every footstep has story at Louisville Aids Walk


by WHAS11


Posted on October 14, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 14 at 11:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Thousands of people came out for the 20th Annual Louisville Aids Walk to help raise awareness.

Chris Rubenstein lost her brother to the virus exactly 21 years ago. She has marched in the walk every year in his memory.

"He was very funny," Rubenstein said.

Participants walked in a two mile course around Waterfront Park.
The walk has raised thousands of dollars to help those infected with AIDS, and it also serves as a tool to educate the public.

"People are still dying of AIDS. People are still getting HIV, and it seems to be we aren't focusing on it anymore," Rubenstein said

Event organizer, Brad Hampton, says over the years the AIDS Walks have seen great support.

"There are more people living with HIV/AIDS today than there have ever been before in Louisville," Hampton said.

Event organizers say their biggest push in the fight to find a cure is to get people tested for HIV.