On March 23rd, Pridelines took part in the FL AIDS Walk and Music Festival. The event drew thousands of participants who joined forces to raise funds for numerous benefiting agencies across South Florida. Pridelines was once again selected to participate in the walk and music festival and brought in over 50 team members who joined us on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event brings awareness to agencies working to provide valuable services to individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and raises crucial funds that directly impact the agency's work.
Thanks to the individuals involved, Pridelines was able to collectively raise over $60,000 in funds! This in turn will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (the organization producing the FL AIDS Walk and Music Festival). Thanks to our donors, supporters and team members who helped us surpass our goal of raising $60,000. The funding provided by the FL AIDS Walk will go back to directly support Pridelines youth, health and community engagement programs and services.
With our team in tow, we made our way from Fort Lauderdale Beach up A1A and then turning back to finish at the starting location. Participants cheered as they passed through local businessess and individuals along the road. The actual walk is a 5K route (approximately 3.1 miles) and takes about an hour to an hour and a half to finish. Thousands of participants made their way through the route and expressed their commitment to fighting HIV and ending the stigma. As participants from different organizations met throughout the route, one thing was clear: we were all there with a common goal.
We want to give a big shoutout to those that joined our team from Borinquen Health Center and Front of the House (FOH). Their support, together with the numerous other individuals joining us from all over South Florida, allowed us to have a great turnout!
There's still time to donate to the FL AIDS Walk and have your donation matched, dollar for dollar, until May 31st. If you wish to make a donation and contribute to our success please follow this link HERE.