For Immediate Release
24th ANNUAL AIDS WALK MIAMI WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
Care Resource Welcomes Good Morning America’s Sam Champion as this year’s Grand Marshal
MIAMI, FL (March 15, 2012) – Care Resource is proud to present the 24th Annual AIDS Walk Miami: One Step Closer to a Cure on Sunday, April 22, 2012.
The 24th Annual AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource and Food for Life Network. All funds raised from AIDS Walk Miami are used in Miami-Dade and Broward to help our diverse communities in need. HIV care and treatment is becoming increasingly effective today but new HIV infection rates in Miami-Dade and Broward still rank among the highest in the nation. With recent cuts in federal funding, many people living with HIV/AIDS in our community simply can not afford medical care and treatment and need our help.
AIDS Walk Miami is one of the oldest and largest AIDS walks in the country. This annual fundraiser helps make it possible for Care Resource to:
- Serve over 18,000 client encounters
- Deliver 40,000+ meals to home-bound clients
- Perform 12,000+ HIV and STD screenings
- Grow pediatric care and dental services
The Walk starts outside the Miami Beach Convention Center and ends at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Registration begins at 8:00am. The walk begins promptly at 9:00am.
If you have not already registered, please register online today at aidswalkmiami.org and begin your efforts to help those who truly need our support. It is only through your continued act of generosity that we are able to bring an end to this terrible pandemic.
Take one step closer to a cure Sunday, April 22nd on Miami Beach.
ABOUT SAM CHAMPION
Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” reporting on the nation’s weather throughout the morning broadcast. He also serves as weather editor for ABC News.
In addition to covering the national forecast, Champion frequently travels to weather-related stories around the country and the globe. Since joining “GMA,” he has reported from the frontlines of wildfires in California; from the scene of hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana; and from winter storm systems in Denver, Chicago, and Boston. As part of the morning broadcast’s “The New 7 Wonders of the World” series, Champion broadcast live afloat a raft in the middle of the Polar Ice Caps.
Champion is also at the forefront of reporting on the environment and climate change. In 2007, he traveled to Paris for the release of a groundbreaking report on global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He regularly brings tips and information on how to be environmentally efficient and aware with his regular “Just One Thing” reports. Champion has also played a key role in the network’s Earth Day reporting.
In addition to the weather and the environment, Champion regularly interviews authors, newsmakers, and celebrities during the morning program and hosts the “Good Morning America” summer concert series from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
In August 2009, Champion anchored his first “20/20″ special, “Blown Away: Twisted Terror,” which chronicled the tornado that devastated Parkersburg, Iowa in 2008.
Before joining ABC News in September 2006, Champion spent 18 years at WABC-TV in New York where he was the most-watched weatherman in the tri-state area. Prior to joining WABC-TV, Champion was a weekend weather anchor and news reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY. Champion began his career in broadcast news as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY., while attending college.
Champion graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news. He is involved in many charities and currently resides in New York City.
ABOUT CARE RESOURCE
Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization. For over 27 years, Care Resource has provided HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment services to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and is South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.
For more information, please visit CareResource.org or contact:
Tel 305-576-1234 x 210
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