About 3,000 people participated in the 12th annual AIDS Walk/Run in Cleveland on September 22, making the event the largest to date, The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer reports. Event organizers hope the event will have brought in $200,000 for seven local HIV/AIDS groups. A final tally on funds raised won't be available until later this week.
In Canada, AIDS walks were held in 125 communities across the country on September 22, the Vancouver Sun reports. More than 7,000 people participated in the Vancouver walk, brining in more than $250,000. About 20,000 people participated in Montreal's 10th annual AIDS walk, also raising about $250,000. In Toronto, about 16,000 people participated in the city's walk, raising more than $380,000.