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West Side Walkers Support HIV/AIDS (May. 21st, 2007)

Sunday, May 20th, was a cooler day with intermittent rain, which made for a less-than-ideal afternoon for a stroll. But about 10,000 people still turned out for the 20th annual Minnesota AIDS Walk.

The walk, which takes place along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has raised more than $9 million since 1988, according to the Minnesota AIDS Project.

Sunday’s throng brought in an estimated $550,000 for the group, which offers HIV-related education and advocacy and provides services for about half of all people living with HIV in the state.

West Side Community Health Services’ own Jonatan Gudino and Antonio Marante walked on behalf of West Side’s HIV Program, and several donations were made to support their efforts. Thank you, and congratulations, Jonatan and Antonio!

For more information on the walk, visit www.mnaidsproject.org.

— Excerpts from the Star Tribune, May 21, 2007 issue

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