UPDATE: (4/19/21, 10:30 A.M.) – Fundraising is underway for AVOL Kentucky’s 2021 AIDS Walk Kentucky on Sunday, April 25. The walk is in partnership with Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance.
According to AVOL Kentucky Executive Director Jon Parker, the goal of the walk is to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and raise money for a new housing development.
“Tomorrow at 10 A.M. we’re going to break ground on a new housing development on Versailles Road called Stonewall Terrace,” said Parker. “It’s going to be 26 apartments for people who are medically vulnerable including those living with HIV. And, it’s going to be permanent housing.”
AVOL’s operations will also move there, according to Parker.
“We’re excited. The possibilities of that site is just unlimited,” said Parker.
The ground breaking comes ahead of the annual walk which Parker said is getting close to its’ $35,000 goal.
AVOL Kentucky currently provides housing and supportive services to more than 300 low-income men and women in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Information about Sunday’s walk is available below.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – AVOL Kentucky and Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance have announced a collaborative partnership on the 2021 AIDS Walk Kentucky.
Both Walks will be held on April 25, 2021 in Lexington and Louisville simultaneously at 2 P.M.
This will create additional HIV/AIDS awareness, research long-term solutions, and implement measures with a goal of one day eradicating the disease once and for all.
While fundraising and coordination of the Lexington and Louisville Walks will be autonomous to the efforts of the individual organizations, getting the word out to larger audiences across Kentucky about HIV testing and resources available is a top priority for both nonprofits.
Attendance at both AIDS Walks will be limited to HIV Care Heroes walking on behalf of the entire community to raise awareness; and restating and reinvigorating our collective resolve to END HIV, for good.
Supporters are encouraged to participate virtually as they did in 2020. Information on virtual participation and making donations for this year’s Walks can be found at:
- AVOL Kentucky: www.lexaidswalk.com
- Kentucky AIDS Alliance: https://www.kentuckianaaidsalliance.org/upcoming-events/aids-walk-kentucky
These AIDS Walk events help raise critical funding for essential programs and services offered by the two organizations. Members of the media are invited to join us at the Walks at the following locations:
- Lexington AIDS Walk Starting Location: Carnegie Center Front Steps, 251 West 2nd Street
- Louisville AIDS Walk Starting Location: The Belvedere, 141 N. 6th Street (gathering at the bottom of the walkway on Main Street)
Together, with the support of the community and corporate partners, Parker and Hessel believe eradicating HIV is a real possibility for Kentucky.