The 23rd annual AIDS Walk Buffalo, which benefits people living with HIV and AIDS in the region, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park.
This year’s theme, “The Fight Is Not Over,” serves as a reminder that HIV and AIDS are still affecting people of all ages and backgrounds.
“We want to celebrate how far we’ve come,” says walk coordinator Christopher Reybrouck, “but make it known that there is still work to do. There’s been a rise in new HIV diagnoses ... and that’s mostly because of decreases in awareness and education.”
Registration and donations can be made at aidswalkbuffalo.org. Funds benefit the programs of Evergreen Health Services, which helps people with HIV find medical care, counseling, housing and nutritious meals.