AIDS Walk Founder Available for Comment: The Significance of AIDS Walks in U.S. Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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AIDS Walk Fundraisers, Started 20 Years Ago, Have Raised Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for HIV/AIDS Services

While many cite declining numbers in fundraising for AIDS organizations as evidence of waning public interest in HIV/AIDS, the ever-successful AIDS Walks in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, demonstrate that public support for domestic HIV/AIDS services remains strong.

Prominent AIDS activist and AIDS Walk Founder Craig R. Miller is available for comment on re-invigorating our response to HIV/AIDS and the significant role that AIDS Walks play in raising public awareness about the disease and providing financial support to those organizations on the frontlines of the battle against it.

Interview Opportunity:

Craig R. Miller

AIDS Walk Founder

B-Roll footage of AIDS Walks in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles From 1985 – 2004 is also available for segments on Aids Walks.

Craig Miller is the founder of the AIDS Walk movement and producer of the AIDS Walks in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, the largest and most successful in the United States. The AIDS Walks produced by Miller are focused on organizing at the community level and have raised more than $250 million over the past two decades.

The inaugural AIDS Walk was launched by Miller at Paramount Pictures in July of 1985, with a host of well-known celebrities joining Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and other local elected officials to open the first event of its kind for AIDS.

Participation that first year reached more than three times its goal of 1,000 walkers, and raised over $673,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). In 2004, the AIDS Walks produced by Miller drew more than 92,000 participants, and raised over $11 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, APLA, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and many other AIDS organizations in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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To arrange an interview with Craig R. Miller, please contact:

Andrew Sousa

Manager of Public Relations

AIDS Walk

(213) 201-9255

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