ALBANY, NY (WTEN) - Saturday marked the 15th Annual Capital Region AIDS Walk in Albany's Washington Park.
The walk was formed back in 1994 to create awareness and help for the disease. The event brings the community together to support the local agencies that provide crucial AIDS prevention and care services.
Exective Director for the Albany Damion Center Perry Junjulas says, "We have more people now living with HIV and AIDS than any other point in the epidemic and infections are on the rise, and so, really part of AIDS walk is bringing that message that we still need to help people, we still need to be there."
Perry says, especially in a week economy, with local agencies suffering budget cuts, it's the help from the community and our neighbors that makes all of the difference for those in need.