Today (once again) I dragged myself out of bed at dawn on a drizzly Sunday morning to participate in AIDS WALK NY. And once again, this, the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event, was a complete success.
Despite the unseasonably wet, chilly weather and the rotten economy, 2,000 volunteers and 45,000 walkers came out. When all the money was counted, we’d raised a total of $5,603,409 for organizations devoted to the fight against AIDS, including prevention, treatment and the search for a cure.
Here are some photos taken at Checkpoint #1, which is one-quarter of the way through the 10 kilometer route in and around Central Park.