In Baldwin Park, 5K run raises AIDS, HIV and cancer awareness


Celebrating 10 years in Baldwin and a total of 17 years overall, the 5K AIDS Cancer Run/Walk at Baldwin Park brought together community members from the area and its surroundings to support people living with HIV/AIDS and/or cancer.

Richard Brodsky of Atlantic Beach spearheaded the organization of the World AIDS Marathon in 2004 in Kenya, with proceeds from that event directly benefiting an AIDS orphanage.

Since then, the 5K run/walk has found its home in Baldwin Park, following its beginnings in Cedar Creek Park and later at Woodmere Park.

Brodsky, aged 71, was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1997 and with terminal brain cancer in 2002. Despite these challenges, he participates in roughly five marathons annually.