Support Jason Wu and Karlie Kloss as they participate and raise funds in the AIDS Walk New York benefiting GMHC.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
New York NY
Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss and fashion designer Jason Wu will participate in this year’s AIDS Walk New York as co-captains of the team STEP FORWARD. The pair will raise money for the 2012 AIDS Walk in New York this Sunday. The long time close friends, will complete the 6.2-mile route with the aim of making $50,000 for AIDS organizations, through their donation site.
More than 45,000 participants are expected to attend. The landmark event benefits GMHC and 41 other local AIDS service organizations who provide food, housing, medical care, and much more to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vital prevention work that reaches hundreds of thousands throughout the tri-state area.
“The idea came about at the Met Ball with a mutual friend of ours,” Kloss told Vogue UK. “We were in a sea of glamour and we looked at each other and said, ‘what do we do next?’ The AIDS Walk became a perfect opportunity to change our ball gown and black tie for sneakers and work-out clothes. Juicy Couture is even donating a bucket of money for me to wear their clothes for the event which is amazing – it’s fantastic to see my friends in the fashion community getting behind us, come on guys!”
Other notable celebrities that will be participating are; Wendy Williams (“The Wendy Williams Show“), Nick Jonas (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying“), Keri Hilson (Grammy Award Winner), Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles“), Dot-Marie Jones (“Glee“), David Hyde Pierce (Emmy Award Winner), Audra McDonald (Tony Award Winner) and Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty“)
About AIDS Walk New York
GMHC is the world’s first AIDS service organization, and one of the largest. Since 1981, it has responded with tenacity and innovation to what was initially viewed as a gay men’s health crisis. Fighting the fear, ignorance, and prejudice that has surrounded HIV/AIDS, GMHC works to prevent new infections, assist those living with the disease, and advocate for fair and effective public health policies.
446 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001-2601
The 10k (6.2-mile) AIDS Walk route begins and ends in Central Park.