Five city locations for annual NJ AIDS Walk in 2019

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Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Morristown, Newark and Ridgewood are NJ AIDS Walk locations 

You can be one of the thousands in the NJ AIDS Walk 2019 and help protect the healthcare needs of people living with HIV/AIDS this May. And if you can not walk you can support local walkers throughout the state at the NJ AIDS Walk website.

The NJ AIDS Walk is on  Sunday, May 5, 2019 and registration begins at 11:30am with step-off at 1pm. This year, once again, it will happen simultaneously at five locations. One of the locations should be near you in Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Morristown, Newark or Ridgewood in Bergen County. Despite incredible progress, New Jersey continues to rank among the ten states with the highest rate of HIV infection in the country. With over 38,000 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey.

Some of the volunteers in 2012 at the Ridgewood, NJ AIDS Walk
Some of the volunteers in 2012 at the Ridgewood, NJ AIDS Walk

Collaborating AIDS service providers hosting this year’s NJ AIDS Walk 2019 include: Buddies of New Jersey (Ridgewood), New Jersey AIDS Services (Morristown), North Jersey Community Research Initiative (Newark), South Jersey AIDS Alliance (Atlantic City), and the Center in Asbury Park.

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“The annual NJ AIDS Walk reminds us that fighting HIV/AIDS is not a medical challenge of the past, but remains a critical component of healthcare that needs attention, justice, and support,” said Theresa Coppla, Executive Director of Buddies of New Jersey which organizes and hosts the walk’s Ridgewood location in Bergen County.

This year Janssen Infectious Diseases is the presenting sponsor. For more information on how to get involved as a walker, volunteer, or to support local walkers please visit NJAIDSWalk.org and click on the walk location you wish to support.

Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk! Jersey strong means taking action! “ said Ray Welsh, at NJ Buddies.

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