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AIDS Walk Miami set for Sunday morning in South Beach

Thousands walk for cure for AIDS at the 2013 AIDS Walk Miami in Miami Beach.
Thousands walk for cure for AIDS at the 2013 AIDS Walk Miami in Miami Beach. Miami Herald File

The 28th annual AIDS Walk Miami returns to South Beach on Sunday with a different route.

This year, the 5K walk will begin and end at Soundscape Park at 500 17th St. It will follow a route on Lincoln Road Mall, through the Art Deco district, along Washington Avenue and Lummus Park.

Attendees are encouraged to park at three nearby city-owned parking garages behind the New World Symphony and behind City Hall.

The event will benefit Care Resource and Food For Life Network.

“We can truly make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past,” said Jonathan Welsh, marketing and development manager for Care Resource. “We, together, can create an AIDS-free generation.”

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is the walk’s grand marshal, and WSVN Channel 7’s Robbin Simmons will be the master of ceremonies.

About 1,200 walkers are expected to participate. Pets are welcome.

For additional information, please call organizers at 305-751-WALK(9255) or email info@aidswalkmiami.org.

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AIDS Walk Miami steps out Sunday morning in South Beach. Care Resource

Schedule

▪ 8 a.m.: Registration opens

▪ 8:30 a.m.: Opening ceremonies begin

▪ 9 a.m.: AIDS Walk Miami steps off from Soundscape Park

▪ 9:30 a.m.-noon: Post-walk celebration at Soundscape Park with live music, complimentary massages from Educating Hands School of Massage, beverages and goodies

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