The Virtual AIDS Walk & Music Festival Baltimore 2021 surpassed its goal by $20,000, raising more than $185,000 to support HIV services of Chase Brexton Health Care and its Community Partners.
Nearly 250 walkers, runners, and bikers across more than 50 teams raised funds on their AIDS Walk personal fundraising page and tracked their miles between May 23 to June 5 using the Strava fitness mobile app. This year’s event culminated on Sunday, June 6 at 5 p.m. with a virtual music festival featuring performances by Baltimore’s own Eze Jackson, Wendel Patrick, and Jasmine Pope. Watch the complete program now by clicking here.
Funds raised for Chase Brexton will support the organization’s prescription delivery program, and ensured that nearly 60,000 prescriptions filled by Chase Brexton’s four pharmacies will be delivered directly to patients’ doorsteps.
Donations will continue to be accepted through June 30; visit www.BaltimoreAIDSWalk.org to make a contribution.
“This year’s Virtual AIDS Walk and Music Festival was a bit different than years past, but we’re deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by sponsors, participants and their donors,” said Becky Frank, Vice President of Marketing and Development for Chase Brexton Health Care. “As we recognize 40 years of HIV in America this summer, the funds raised for Chase Brexton and our Community Partners will help us take another step toward ending the epidemic.”
Chase Brexton was joined in its efforts by its five Community Partners, whose own teams raised funds for the event and kept half of their proceeds to continue their fight against HIV. Community Partners included Annapolis Pride, The JACQUES Initiative, John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, and the Tuerk House.
Sponsors for the 2021 Baltimore Virtual AIDS Walk & Music Festival included presenting sponsor Gilead; Gold sponsors Johns Hopkins Medicine, Labcorp, M&T Bank, Quest Diagnostics and Verizon; Silver sponsors CareFirst, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, and Viiv Healthcare; Bronze sponsors The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Brown Advisory, Devaney & Associates, Ironmark, the Maryland Department of Health, Priority Partners, PSA Insurance and United Healthcare; Copper sponsors AdNet, Confidio, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Janssen, RxBenefits, Truist, and Welltower; Ruby Laces sponsors Allied Universal, CBIZ, and StoneBridge Advisors; and in-kind sponsors Home Depot Bel Air, INKAGFX, and Wegmans.