Chevron NO/AIDS WALK Joins Forces With Second Harvest Food Bank
NEW ORLEANS – The Chevron NO/AIDS WALK, the largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness event in Louisiana, joined forces with Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Audubon Park, and collected food items for those affected by the recent Louisiana floods.
The WALK, now in its 27th year, started at 10:00 a.m.
“As we all know in New Orleans, the devastation of the floods will have an impact on communities for months and years to come,” said Noel Twilbeck, CEO of NO/AIDS Task Force, a division of CrescentCare. “This effort is the combination of two great organizations in New Orleans that continually give back. We are grateful that Second Harvest supports our food program at NO/AIDS. Together, we are stronger when we support each other’s efforts.”
Following the WALK and food drive, NO/AIDS hosted the Festival for Life that included information on healthcare from CrescentCare including blood pressure screenings, information on sexual health and dental services. The event also featured live music by Charmaine Neville, airbrush tattoos, snowballs and food.
“At Chevron, we've been leading the battle against AIDS for 30 years,” said Leah Brown, Manager of Public Affairs for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “We’re proud to once again support this race, proud to partner with the NO/AIDS Task Force as they work to provide hope, compassion and care to thousands of men, women and families affected by HIV and AIDS.”
Chevron was the title sponsor along with presenting sponsors Avita Pharmacy and Quest Diagnostics. Other event sponsors included Capital One, TJX Companies, Macy’s, Dow, Raymond James, Event Restroom, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Goldring Family Foundation, Ochsner Health System, Ambush, Nola Media Group and Gambit.
All funds raised at the Chevron NO/AIDS WALK will benefit men, women and families who are affected by HIV/AIDS, those served by NO/AIDS, as well as other programs.
(L to R): Robyn Ferguson, Lindsay Levine, Emily Fertitta
(L to R) (standing): Christopher Tang, Hong Tang, Johnathan Hills, Chuck Simpson, Luis Aguilar, Anna Simpson, Brittany Williamson, Tory Williams, Eugene Priestly, Michael Hahn; (kneeling): John Cannon, Cas Bridge, Lindsay Levine, Melissa Fry, Shannon Chambers, Logan Chambers, Aria Chambers, Geordie Chambers