Walking towards a cure since 1995

Get your walking shoes out and get ready for the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Orlando which will take place around Lake Eola on Saturday, April 15. This year, AIDS Walk Orlando has a few changes in store to make the walk more exciting and to help raise more money for the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by Hope & Help, this year’s AIDS Walk Orlando (AWO) will take place later in the afternoon, hence the theme “Twilight” (no, not Bella and Edward Cullen “Twilight” you blood suckers).

Since its inception in 1995, AWO has become one of Central Florida’s favorite community fundraisers that supports a mission of inspiring, equipping, and mobilizing people to take action against HIV/AIDS.

The new Twilight theme features an evening with tons of fun for everyone! New additions include bounce houses for younger children, face painting, an art show, food trucks, and performances by the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and Central Florida Sounds of Freedom! 

Orlando boasts the 6th highest HIV/AIDS transmission rate in the nation and the State of Florida is ranked 1st in new HIV and AIDS cases. This year, the organization is focusing on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention services, youth education, and fostering dialogue about HIV and STD prevention.

Organizers have added new categories for the anticipated 2,000 walkers! The Individual and Team Walker categories can both now compete for first, second, and third place awards each for raising the most money!

The one-time registration fee is $25 for Individual Walkers and $50 for Team Walkers with two or more individuals.

If you are interested in getting involved, the Hope and Health is always looking for volunteers to help with AIDS Walk Orlando. This is a great way to give back to an organization that has helped so much over the years.

For more information on how to register or volunteer opportunities, visit