May 20 Means AIDS Walk New York

Participants in last year’s AIDS Walk New York. | DONNA ACETO

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | An event that Gay Men’s Health Crisis has produced for more than 30 years is due to hit Central Park again on Sunday, May 20. In this event’s many years, just under 900,000 people have walked, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS. Though GMHC is the primary beneficiary, dozens of other groups in the tri-state area that are members of the Community Partnership Program also receive funding from the annual 10k trek.

Last year, roughly 20,000 participants raised about $4.6 million.

At this year’s event, sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in Central Park, and a 9:15 opening ceremony will feature Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Hunter Emery, Tan France, Annie Golden, Selinis Leyva, Rosie Perez, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Mercedes Ruehl, and Michael Urie, among many.

The Post-Walk Show will include performances by the Pointer Sisters, “American Idol” Frenchie Davis, and half a dozen stars of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

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