AIDS Walk Announces Four Presenting Partners for 2012
Booz Allen Hamilton, Maxor Pharmacies, NBC4 and Radio One Show Their Support
Washington, DC – Booz Allen Hamilton, Maxor Pharmacies, NBC4 and Radio One have become Presenting Partners of AIDS Walk 2012. This year’s 5K walk and timed run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Freedom Plaza beginning at 8:15 am. All proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS services at Whitman-Walker Health and more than a dozen Community Partner organizations. To register, visit www.aidswalkwashington.org.
NBC4 and Radio One have been long time supporters of the Walk, promoting the event to their audiences and supplying on-air talent for the Walk for many years. NBC4’s support goes back to the very first AIDS Walk in 1987. Booz Allen Hamilton returns for their second year as a Presenting Partner, while Maxor marks their first year as an AIDS Walk Partner.
“All four of our Presenting Partners have been outstanding supporters of Whitman-Walker and the AIDS Walk,” said WWH Executive Director Don Blanchon. “Their donations of time, talent and money over the years have helped us to raise millions of dollars to care for people living with HIV. We are very grateful to have them as Presenting Partners this year.”
“We know through our involvement in the community and our health consulting practice that the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be a serious challenge in the D.C. area, and we are committed to supporting Whitman Walker Health and its work to help fight HIV/AIDS," said Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President Jeane Dolan. “Booz Allen is proud to help our U.S. government clients develop research and treatments for this disease and our employees know that it's just as important to fight the epidemic in our own backyard by volunteering for AIDS Walk Washington.”
“Maxor is proud to be a part of the AIDS Walk Washington,” said Angela Serio-Harney, Executive Vice President of Maxor National Pharmacy Services. “Together with Whitman-Walker, we can help support important health services and increase awareness.”
“NBC4 is so happy to continue our involvement in AIDS Walk Washington,” said Jackie Bradford, president and general manager of NBC4. “We have come so far, but there is still too much more we can do. Along with Whitman Walker, we will continue to walk louder and prouder until we can say AIDS no longer exists.”
"We take great pride in serving our community and making a difference. This marks our seventh year supporting Whitman Walker Health and we will continue doing so in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Chris Wegmann, Radio One Vice President/DC Market Manager.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs approximately 25,000 people, and had revenue of $5.86 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2012. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
Since 1926, Maxor has grown into a nationwide provider of pharmacy and healthcare services, including inpatient and outpatient pharmacy consulting and management services; pharmacy benefit management services; retail and mail order pharmacies; specialty pharmacy services and home infusion therapy; correctional pharmacy services; intelligent pharmacy solutions for remote dispensing systems, “will call” systems, and electronic medication administration records; and administration of employee healthcare benefits. For more information about Maxor, visit www.maxor.com.
NBC4 is the #1 broadcast television station in Washington, DC, and the home of NEWS 4, the area's most-watched local news. The staff of NBC4 produces more than 50 hours of news and information programming each week. The station is a longstanding leader in community service and produces or supports more than 35 local community events each year, including the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, the largest free consumer health event in the country. nbcwashington.com is Washington's most-visited local television station website.
Radio One, Inc. (http://www.radio-one.com/) is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 52 radio broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother's "Spirit" program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show. The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (http://www.blackamericaweb.com/), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One (http://www.interactiveone.com/), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Community Connect Inc. (http://www.communityconnect.com/), an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue and an interest in TV One, LLC (http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.
Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Health is a non-profit community health center located in Washington, DC. Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care. Whitman-Walker Health offers primary medical and dental care; mental health and addictions counseling and treatment; HIV education, prevention, and testing; legal services; and medical adherence care management. We are especially committed to meeting the health needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and people living with HIV/AIDS.