Move to make a difference with the Broadway Cares Virtual 5K

NEW YORK – Runners, walkers, hikers, bikers, dancers, and “singers who move well” across the country are invited to join the first Broadway Cares Virtual 5K and support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and its COVID-19 emergency efforts.

The Broadway Cares Virtual 5K, which was originally planned for June, was postponed to leave space for and amplify voices supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Broadway Cares Virtual 5K, presented in partnership with Playbill.com, can be completed anywhere, on socially distanced streets and trails or even in living rooms and backyards. Participants can run, walk, hike, bike, leap, or jeté to reach 5K, as long as they move to make a difference. There is no fee to register, and each participant has a suggested minimum fundraising goal of $250.

Sign up now at broadwaycares.org/virtual5k.

Then, on the weekend of August 22-23, 2020, set out on your virtual 5K along with an army of other Broadway Cares supporters doing the same. Anyone venturing outdoors is encouraged to wear protective face masks, remain at least six feet apart from others, and follow all local health and safety directives.

The fundraising and weekend of fun benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, helping those affected by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses. The fundraising will provide lifesaving medications, nutritious meals, emergency financial assistance, and more to those who need it most.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at the Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and the Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling, and emergency assistance.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, at facebook.com/BCEFA, at instagram.com/BCEFA, at twitter.com/BCEFA and at youtube.com/BCEFA.

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