News 6's Julie Broughton, Troy Bridges lead AIDS Walk Orlando: Twilight

Annual fundraiser hosted by Hope and Help Center


ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 anchor Julie Broughton and meteorologist Troy Bridges led AIDS Walk Orlando: Twilight​ at Lake Eola Park on Saturday.

The annual event that takes place downtown is hosted by Hope and Help Center. Mayor Buddy Dyer said thousands of walkers, representing cities throughout the state, participate in the event to create awareness about HIV/AIDS through education, resources and treatment.

"Since its inception in 1988, the Hope and Help Center has done a remarkable job in providing a support group and free services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS across Central Florida," Dyer said. "We appreciate Hope and Help Center for opening its doors to thousands of Floridians impacted by HIV/AIDS, and for being the catalyst behind lifesaving education and treatment that has helped to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout Central Florida for more than 25 years.

"We're proud to meet the needs of Central Floridians in multiple locations throughout Orange, Lake, Osceola, and Seminole counties," Hope and Help said. "As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, we operate thanks to the financial support of grants and the Central Florida community.

The event also features an awards presentation.