May 24, 2024
Gift for Life/NY NOW team raises over $46,000 for AIDS Walk NY

The 16 members of Gift for Life’s Team GFL/NY NOW have raised $46,457 for AIDS Walk NY, and currently are ranked third overall in team fundraising for the 39th annual event, which was held on May 19, in New York City’s Central Park.

Team GFL/NY NOW at the AIDS Walk NY starting line on May 19, 2024. Photo courtesy of Gift of Life.

AIDS Walk New York is the world’s largest and most visible annual HIV/AIDS fundraising event. To date, some 10,000+ participants in the 2024 event have raised $1,872,909 benefitting GMHC and other tri-state area HIV and AIDS services organizations.

“I couldn’t be prouder of this year’s team who pulled out all the stops to raise more than $46k,” said team co-captain Caroline Kennedy. “We had a great walk – full of team spirit and great weather. Our grateful thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts to raise money for this important cause”

2024 marks the 12th consecutive year that Gift for Life has fielded an AIDS Walk NY team. Gift of Life is the gift and home industries’ longest-running, volunteer-led charitable organization. The 16 participants this year included both in-person participants in New York City as well as remote participants across the United States.

Former Gift for Life chair, Matthew Katzenson, not only led the team in fundraising with $13,445 donated by friends and family, but also was one of the event’s overall top fundraisers. Other Gift for Life/NY NOW “Star Walkers” who raised $1,000+ were Caroline Kennedy, Kate Duff, Kelly Bristol, Amy Loewenberg, Su Hilty, Bill McCue, Sally Fisher, Caroline Geremia and the Schmook Family.

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