AIDS Walk Thanks Booz Allen Hamilton

Consulting firm to be recognized with Community Service Award

AIDS Walk Washington, the chief fundraising event for Whitman-Walker Health, the local community health center that specializes in LGBT-sensitive and HIV/AIDS care, will honor longtime supporter Booz Allen Hamilton at its 27th annual walk Oct. 26 at Freedom Plaza.

Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm, has been a stalwart supporter of the annual AIDS Walk since 2006, raising nearly $100,000 through its employee teams and events. All proceeds from the event go to HIV detection, treatment and prevention services provided by Whitman-Walker Health and its community partners.

”Booz Allen Hamilton and our employees have a strong commitment to the Washington, D.C. community and ending HIV and AIDS,” Reggie Van Lee, senior executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, said in a statement. ”We applaud Whitman-Walker’s longstanding commitment to improving healthcare in our community and addressing the nation’s health challenges. We are proud to organize a team each year, host fundraisers, and to do all that we can to make each AIDS Walk a success.”

Don Blanchon, the executive director of Whitman-Walker Health, praised the company for its dedication to the yearly event.

”For many years the employees of Booz Allen Hamilton have helped Whitman-Walker raise needed funds and create awareness battling this epidemic,” Blanchon said in a statement. ”Every year, Booz Allen Hamilton employees help ensure the largest public event in support of an AIDS-free generation raises vital funds and has powerful presence in our nation’s capital. It will be a fitting tribute to honor Booz Allen Hamilton on the morning of October 26, on Freedom Plaza.”

For more information about AIDS Walk Washington, Saturday, Oct. 26, visit aidswalkwashington.org.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at jriley@metroweekly.com

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