|From left, Chriscia Robinson, Cordith Bowen, Darci McLaren, Ishmael Arroyo, Emilie Shewmaker, Manny Rivero, Carli Meneses, John Langwell, Cori Horowitz, Sara Gonzales, Edana Roque, Monica Pasillas, Alma Rodriguez, Annie Ross and her son Maliki.|
IAM Local 2339 in Newark, NJ continued its annual participation in AIDS Walk New York raising a total of $1,765. Members, family and friends took part in the event along with members of Chicago Local 2339.
“This event is important to us because it allows us to exercise our commitment to support our community through a collaboration that has an impact we wouldn’t be able to achieve on our own,” said David Rice, Vice President of 2339N.
AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. In its 30 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk, and millions more to donate, raising more than $139 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline that sustains prevention, care, and advocacy programs for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by HIV and AIDS in the tri-state area.
“Other important factors are the awareness of HIV/AIDS our team members receive through participation as well as the increase in camaraderie among the flight attendants,” Rice added.