Tonight, some of the most iconic buildings on the New York skyline will be lit red to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS ahead of Sunday’s AIDS Walk.
Over 20 buildings across the city will be lit red tonight. We’re talking to you, NYC’s shutterbugs! The skyline should really be something to behold. But, before you think this is yet another promotion for “Twin Peaks” (The Red Room), it is to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS before the NYC takes to the streets for the AIDS Walk on Sunday.
This year’s AIDS walk is particularly poignant as the GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) have deepening concerns over funding for HIV research and treatment following the passing of the American Health Care Act.
In its over 30 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care, and advocacy programs GMHC provides for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in the tri-state area. The proceeds also benefit dozens of other HIV/AIDS service organizations that are able to participate as teams and raise funds through the Community Partnership Program (CPP). – ny.aidswalk.net
Some of the buildings you can expect to see in a red hue are the NY Stock Exchange, One World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden and of course the Empire State Building.
You should get a great view from Brooklyn Bridge Park or if you’re looking to take in the spectacle drink in hand you should have an amazing view at The Ides at Wythe Hotel. We look forward to checking in on all of your Instagrams.
Featured image post [Flickr | Arturo Pardavila III]