AIDS Walk of Central Maine aims to raise awareness and funds

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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Each year, 50,000 new HIV and AIDS cases are diagnosed nationwide.

A local event this weekend is hoping to heighten awareness.

The 9th Annual AIDS Walk of Central Maine will be held Saturday at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta.

The walk is hosted by the Horizon Program out of Maine General Medical Center.

Registration begins at 9. The walk starts at 10.

To learn more, visit give.mainegeneral.org/AIDSWALK.