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This year a Pfizer OPEN team will support and walk in the New York AIDS Walk.

Please support us by making a donation here to AIDS Walk New York.
We are also looking for colleagues to join us and walk with us in the AIDS walk. Participation is free of charge but a lot of fun!
If you are interested please contact Jakob Loschko or Cheryll Scarangella.

The AIDS Walk New York starts at 10:00 am on Sunday 19May2019. It starts and ends in Central Park in Manhattan, is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), and takes roughly 2 to 3 hours to complete.

OPEN is Pfizer's Out Pfizer Employee Network, the global colleague resource group for Pfizer's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues and their straight allies.

AIDS Walk New York benefits GMHC primarily.

About GMHC
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the nation's leading provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services, and advocacy, serving nearly 9,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in New York City, the epidemic's largest U.S. epicenter. As the world's first HIV and AIDS service organization, GMHC is an expert in providing services that every person affected by the epidemic deserves. GMHC is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and positive, including testing, nutrition, legal, mental health and education services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020. Most recently, GMHC and other HIV/AIDS organizations successfully persuaded the federal government to recommend widespread use of PrEP, a new daily treatment that is over 90% effective in preventing HIV infection.

Mission Statement
GMHC’s mission is to fight to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

In 1981, six gay men (and their friends) gathered in writer Larry Kramer’s living room to address the “gay cancer” and raise money for research. This informal meeting provided the foundation for what would soon become Gay Men’s Health Crisis. In 1982, an answering machine in the home of volunteer Rodger McFarlane acted as the first AIDS hotline — receiving over 100 calls the first night. Today, GMHC continues to pioneer HIV prevention, care and advocacy.


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