Meghan Linsey has been announced as the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run honorary chair at this year’s annual event. The 25th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is Tennessee’s oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the city’s highest profile events. This year’s goal is to raise $240,000 to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.
The event takes place on Saturday, October 1st at Public Square Park. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and Linsey will perform the national anthem to kick-off the walk followed by a short performance to send off the walkers at 11 a.m.
The honorary chair shares her enthusiasm, “I am so excited and honored to be named Grand Marshall of this year’s Nashville AIDS Walk. I have close friends living with HIV and am grateful for the support that Nashville CARES provides to those individuals. The education and awareness that Nashville CARES provides is essential for prevention and I am so proud to be a part of it.”
The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is proudly presented by NPS Pharmacy. The event is a family-oriented team walk and timed 5K run that gathers participants from all parts of the community. Businesses, civic clubs, churches, friends and families walk or run while celebrating the vital role that Nashville CARES plays in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.
“The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run has become an institution in Nashville and not only raises money to help Nashville CARES’ work to prevent HIV infections and serve those living with it,” said Doug Alexander, Chief Development Officer, “but it also raises awareness that HIV is still an issue right here in Middle Tennessee.”
For additional information, or to register for the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, visit NashvilleAIDSWalk.com or call (615) 259-4866. Nashville CARES relies on support from the community to provide services for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. For information on sponsoring the event, contact Topher McCune at CMcCune@NashvilleCARES.org.