Broadway Impact is thrilled to be participating in the NYC AIDS Walk for the first time and has enlisted members of the Broadway community to join forces for the cause. With 76 participants and counting and over $18,000 raised in just a few weeks, Broadway Impact is headed for being one of the top fundraising teams amongst the thousands registered.
On Sunday, May 15th, Broadway Impact's team will walk the 6.2 miles through NYC's Central Park and Upper West Side to help raise awareness and bring in much needed funds for AIDS service organizations. Broadway actors that will be walking include Co-Founders Gavin Creel (HAIR) and Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon) along with Nick Adams, James Brown III, Keala Settle, Nathan Graham, Kyle Brown, Joshua Buscher (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), Courtney Wolfson (Addams Family), Hillary Elk (Memphis), Vanessa Ray (HAIR), Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Brian Letendre, Tia Altinay (Mary Poppins). Joining them will be One Life to Live actor, David Gregory and many others.
"Broadway Impact continues to expand in our fight for equality due to the incredible support from our theatre community and its fans. We are excited to be able to rally our ‘troops' to help out another great cause. We all believe in looking out for one another, and this team wants to send a clear message to all those out there who are suffering, saying: "We love you, and we're here." -Gavin Creel
With just a few weeks to go before the walk, Broadway Impact looks to recruit more team members and raise additional funds for the cause.
To join the Broadway Impact team or donate visit: http://tinyurl.com/ImpactTeamPage The deadline to register to walk is May 4th.
GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported, and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Visit gmhc.org to learn more.
Broadway Impact is a grassroots organization of the theatre community and its fans, mobilizing in support of marriage equality. Founded by Gavin Creel, Rory O'Malley and Jenny Kanelos, it aims to educate and inspire the community into action. Broadway Impact operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit under Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS guidance. www.broadwayimpact.com.
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