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Superheroes and drag queens take-on AIDS benefit

April 21, 2018 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of superheroes and drag queens have descended upon Roger Williams Park in Providence to raise money to fight AIDS.

The Providence Journal reports a 5K AIDS Run/Walk for Life and after-party was held Saturday in Roger Williams Park to benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island. Free screenings for HIV are continuing through the after-party.

Groups like the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus performed, while drag queen performers entertained the crowds.

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Many of the 2,600 individuals living with HIV and AIDS in Rhode Island depend on services like AIDS Project Rhode Island, which provides supplementary social services to low-income survivors.

Sponsors of this year’s event are the Rhode Island Department of Health, Neighborhood Health Plan, Lifespan, United Way and National Grid.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com