Known as Winter Walk for AIDS for the first 25 years, the Piedmont Triad’s signature HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event is reintroduced in 2017 as the Ron Johnson Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk.
So much has changed since the dawn of the AIDS epidemic, when we had no medications to combat this deadly virus and doctors could only provide counsel and solace. Winter Walk for AIDS in Greensboro began as a vigil to commemorate those whose lives had been claimed by the deadly disease.
Today, we continue to annually honor those who have walked before us but cannot anymore, but we also celebrate the progress in how far we have come.
Today, patients who are diagnosed with HIV, even those with AIDS can take complete control of this deadly virus with medication and proper care. We even dare to dream ending the epidemic through “treatment as prevention” and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) strategies.
Join hundreds from across Guilford County, North Carolina and surrounding areas to walk, run and give in support of the vital, life-sustaining care, education, support, and prevention services Triad Health Project provides each year to people in our community affected by HIV/AIDS.
Together, we are the key to ending this epidemic.