LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEWARK: Episcopalians unite for 2008 AIDS Walk

April 2, 2008

For the fourth consecutive year, Episcopalians from the Dioceses of New York, Long Island, and Newark will unite for the AIDS Walk New York on May 18.

Episcopal Response to AIDS (ERA) will have a team of nearly 200 sponsored walkers and expects to raise $75,000 to benefit Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and parish based AIDS outreach ministries that receive funding from ERA grants.

"The recent failure of a promising AIDS vaccine reminds us once again that the AIDS pandemic will continue to be with us for many years to come," said Donald Snyder, ERA co-founder and board secretary. "ERA provides a unique opportunity for Episcopalians from various parts of the region to make a visible effort for a cause that is important to all of us and demonstrate our commitment toward fighting this scourge in our own area and the entire world."

On the day of the event, members of the ERA's AIDS Walk team will meet in Central Park for an outdoor Eucharist and commissioning, followed by continental breakfast and group photos.

For more details and information on registering as an AIDS Walker for the ERA team, visit: .

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