Nebraskans Walk For A Cure For Aids
Hundreds of Nebraskans took to the streets Sunday for the 13th annual “Aids Walk Nebraska” This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Nebraska Aids Project, but organizers hope this year's walk will remind the community that there are still hundreds of Nebraskans living with aids.
More than 200 people spent the afternoon walking three miles through downtown Lincoln for this year's walk, a record for the Nebraska Aids walk in Lincoln. State wide, the Nebraska Aids Walk raised close to 40-thousand dollars. Aids project officials say some of that money will go towards educating Nebraskans about the disease in their communities.
Even though the Nebraska Aids Project has been working in the state for 20 years now, officials say there is still a huge amount of work to be done. Right now, project serves more than 700 people living with hiv or aids right here in Nebraska.