In 1987, the first AIDS Walk San Francisco was an extraordinary and much-needed success that also helped shatter the silence surrounding HIV/AIDS. More than 6,000 compassionate Bay Area residents raised an astounding $667,000. At a time when the nation was inattentive to the looming crisis, these courageous walkers brought their message visibly to the streets: We are here to fight AIDS!
This afternoon, AIDS Walk San Francisco held it’s 25th annual AIDS walk in Golden Gate Park with an estimated 25,000+ people in attendance.
More than $3 million was raised at the event in 2010. At 2:30 today, AIDS Walk San Francisco announced that they have raised $3,011,245 dollars from the walk which goes to benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS programs and services throughout the Bay Area.
Headlining the days entertainment was Academy and Emmy Award winning Actor Cloris Leachman and Tony Award winning Actor Alan Cumming.
Below are some photos posted on Twitter from some of the walkers. If you’re feeling generous, you can still donate to AIDS Walk San Francisco.