CBS2's Jessica Moore has the story.
- [SINGING] Think I'll go for a walk outside now, the summer sun's calling my name.
- "AIDS Walk, Live at Home" streamed on CBSN New York today, reaching participants all across the country, and of course right here in New York City.
A small group of donors, sponsors, and volunteers gathered at Tavern on the Green in Central Park to mark the event. Each dollar raised benefits Gay Men's Health Crisis and their comprehensive services such as prevention, testing, nutrition, and housing.
KELSEY LOUIE: And GMHC has been on the front lines since the beginning. Today, we serve more than 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. This past year, despite the COVID pandemic, we have provided our clients with more than 100,000 meals.
ROSIE PEREZ: I've been doing this for a very, very, very long time. You know why? The same reason why you do. For as long as there is racism and discrimination, homophobia and transphobia, poverty and senseless stigma, we can't be quiet. We can't stay seated.
- CBS2 is a proud sponsor of the event. This is the 35th year for the AIDS Walk in New York.