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AIDS Walk Atlanta attracts thousands to raise funds for area agencies

Thousands of people flocked to Piedmont Park on a gorgeous Sunday to participate in the annual AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run, raising money for area agencies that serve those with HIV and AIDS.

Early estimates show the walk and run have raised more than $722,000 so far. People can donate until Nov. 30 to AID Atlanta.

"Sometimes those of us in the field feel alone, that the world has forgotten about HIV and AIDS, and then we have the walk and 10,000 people show up and remind us that they haven't forgotten, that Atlanta still cares," said Tracy Elliott, executive director of AID Atlanta, the organizer of the annual event.