Colorado AIDS Project Releases Statement Disputing Previous Reports on 2002 Colorado AIDS Walk Statistics
The Colorado AIDS Project on Wednesday released a statement saying that "concrete figures" regarding participation levels and funds raised for the 2002 AIDS Walk Colorado will not be available until the first week in September (Colorado AIDS Project release, 8/28). The Denver Post on Monday reported that 7,500 people participated in this year's walk, a 37% decline from last year. The Post also reported that the event was expected to raise fewer funds this year than in previous years (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 8/27). In its statement, the Colorado AIDS Project says that the 7,500 figure represents only the number of pre-registered walkers and is consistent with past years' pre-event registration counts. The figure does not represent the number of individuals who actually participated in the event. The organization adds that no official statements or comments have been made regarding the amount of money raised by the walk and that any reports referring to such statements are "inaccurate" (Colorado AIDS Project release, 8/28).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.