October 7, 1996 in Nation/World

15,000 Take Part In Annual Aids Walk

Compiled From Wire Services

Infants in strollers, couples hand in hand and dogs wearing red ribbons made their way around the streets of the nation’s capital Sunday in an annual trek to raise money for the care of AIDS patients.

Organizers estimated that more than 15,000 people participated in the 10th-annual AIDS Walk Washington.

Tipper Gore, the vice president’s wife and the walk’s honorary chairwoman, sent the walkers on their way with an appeal to keep up the search for a cure to the disease which has killed 300,000 people in the United States.

“The fight is not over until all our loved ones are safe,” she said.

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