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Triangle Hits The Pavement To Knock Out AIDS

Posted December 7, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— A day of hope. A day of promise. Of smiling faces, caring hands, and red ribbons that pull the people of the Triangle together for a common cause: AIDS.

Thousands of people together for a one-mile walk through the capitol city, all to raise money for agencies who help people like Mary Fisher, who live with AIDS.

People of all ages and all backgrounds took the one mile trek. For some it's a symbolic show of help, for others, an important step in raising awareness.

Despite the weather, there was a good crowd, which, some people say, is an indication of just how important this cause really is.

The money raised during the AIDSWalk is split among five different AIDS-service organizations.