Grassroots was a proud community partner in the 26th Annual AIDS Walk. Nearly 30 Grassroot athletes and supporters participated in the walk on Saturday, which started at Freedom Plaza in northwest Washington D.C and was sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health.Over 5,000 people came out to support the cause and to help bring awareness about the HIV/AIDS. Grassroots team raised $1,650 for the walk. 50% of the donations goes towards WWH and 50% towards TGP. It was a beautiful fall morning to be out in DC, and for many of the participants, this was their first time walking a 5k and they had an amazing experience doing it for an important cause that’s near and dear to TGP. This was a great day for Grassroots, because we were able to showcase our organization by hosting a table, and tell people more about what we do. We received a lot of great feedback from our supporters and were very excited to be able to meet other people and organizations whose mission is to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.
Grassroot Coach Courtney Martin known as “C-Mart” from the George Washington University said of the experience, “It was great to help out at AIDS Walk. I got to meet a ton of other people who have a connection to the disease and want to make a difference. I was so excited to hear about all of the positive changes the District has made towards an AIDS-free generation”.
TGP Resource Coordinator, Mackenzie Jones aka “Mac and Cheese” from GWU stated, “The AIDS Walk was an awesome event. It was amazing to see so many people in one place all uniting for one cause. I am very happy I could be a part of this event and that we could have our athletes and supporters out here to represent Grassroots!”
Grassroots walkers were able to leave the AIDS walk with their head held high knowing they walked for a great cause. Grassroot Coach, Jewerl Storman known as “Shmurf” from Howard University concluded stating “The AIDS walk was such a great success not only for Grassroots but for the DC area. Thousands of people came together from different schools,organizations, cultures, and companies to support a worthy cause. It is such a rewarding feeling to be in the number with others who care about the awareness effort”. We are one step away from finding a cure for HIV/AIDS and would like to thank everybody that supported our Team TGP!