By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Organizers of the AIDS walk and run in Philadelphia say they came up short of their fundraising goal, and they’re asking for some help to get over the hump.
The 27th annual event brought in more than $300,000, but that is about 10-percent less than last year and well below the goal of a half-million dollars.
Executive director Robb Reichard hopes those who couldn’t make it out for the walk will show their support though a donation on the organization’s website.
“We feel really good about what we accomplished,” Reichard says, “but we do need people to continue to raise funds for the services needed here in our region.”
He says money raised helps in a variety of ways including education, research and testing.
“We have 29 partner organizations who are on the front lines providing services every day,” Reichard says. “The funds are critical for the work they do.”