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“Radio One DC Stations Teaming Up With Whitman Walker Health To Raise Money For HIV/AIDS Research

Washington, DC- Radio One DC Stations (93.9) WKYS-FM; (102.3) WMMJ- FM; (104.1)-WPRS-FM and (1340)-WYCB-AM and (1450)WOL-AM will serve as the official 2012 Media Sponsors for the Annual “Whitman Walker Health Citywide HIV/AIDS 5k Walk” on Saturday October 27th, 2012 at Freedom Plaza located in Washington, DC.

The event will start at 8am and end at 11am. Last year, more than$850,000 was raised for Whitman Walker Health HIV/AIDS Research. The District has an increasing number of men and women who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year. The walk will give the community a chance to become active participants in raising funds for the knowledge and treatment of AIDS. More than 20,000 are expected to participate this year.

Who: Radio One DC Stations

What: The Annual 5K Whitman Walker Health Walk for HIV/AIDS

Where: Freedom Plaza Washington , DC

When: October 27th, 2012 8am until 11am

Why: Promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness

About Radio One: Radio One, Inc. is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies; currently owning 52 radio broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in theUnited States . As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother’s “Spirit” program, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Empowering Moments”, the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show.

About Whitman Walker Health: The Whitman Walker Health is the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care. The Clinic has raised millions of dollars to increase awareness, enhance research, and treatment for HIV/AIDS.