The poignant speeches of the AIDS Walk [video]

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More than 8,000 registered walkers took part in the 19th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, helping to boost what organizers hope will be more than $1 million raised from the annual event to support AID Atlanta and eight other beneficiaries.

Before the walk kicked off, several people — including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, event spokespeople Robby Astrove and Danielle Arellano and Tracy Elliott, executive director of AID Atlanta — spoke to the walkers and runners in Piedmont Park. Watch the video of their speeches below.

Additional coverage includes our gallery of nearly 300 photos and a full report on the event.







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