'First Frost' Walk Goes On Despite Weather
Sunday's misty weather didn't stop hundreds from lacing up for the First Frost AIDS walk and run in Watertown.
All money raised goes to AIDS Community Resources in Watertown and is used for teaching youth about HIV and AIDS prevention.
Organizers say the event raised $42,000 last year that stayed in the north country.
This is the run's 13th year and organizers say a lot has changed since 1999.
"When we first started this walk in Watertown," said AIDS Community Resources executive director Michael Crinnan, "a number of people would call us and say 'I wish I could come to your walk, but the press is going to be there and they're going to ask me - what are you doing at an AIDS walk? - and I'm afraid to come.'"
"So, that has really changed," Crinnan said.
Most of the fundraising for the event is done by teams. Last year, a team named Friends of Carmen raised more $8,000.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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