Atlanta AIDS Walk & Run marches on for 25th year [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

The 25th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run took over Piedmont Park and the streets of Midtown Atlanta on a brisk, sunny Sunday. The event, produced by AID Atlanta, is the largest HIV/AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast.

Speakers included WSB-TV’s Jovita Moore, openly gay city council member Alex Wan and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who fired up the crowd with a spine-tingling spoken word performance.

Organizers did not have fundraising totals available as of Monday, but they’re aiming high, looking to surpass the $950,000 raised at last year’s event and make the jump to $1.25 million. Donations are being accepted through Nov. 30.

Check out a video below of thousands of marchers crossing through the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, plus a photo gallery from the big day.

(Photos and videos by Patrick Saunders)