Introducing Our 2017 AIDS Awalk Atlanta & 5K Run Ambassadors 


Park Cannon

Park Cannon,House Representative – District 58

Elected to the GA State House of Representatives in 2016, Park Cannon became the third openly queer member and the youngest queer woman of color to be elected to the Georgia House. A native Georgian, she grew up in Albany and is happy to represent all of Georgia.  Since her election, she has advocated for HIV/AIDS awareness, women’s health issues, and HIV criminalization law reform.  

In 2017, she actively fought for Georgia House Bill 454, a measure that would require that information about PrEP and PEP be shared with a client if they received an HIV negative test result. We are thrilled to have her serve as a 2017 Ambassador for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.


Gary w da T


Gary Hayes, “Gary With Da Tea”Radio & Television Personality

For over 22 years, Gary Hayes’ inimitable style has made him a standout on multiple media platforms. His ever-popular "Colour of the Day", fashion reports, entertainment news & celebrity gossip (which Gary calls "Da Tea") are can't-miss features for Rickey Smiley Show listeners and Dish Nation viewers.

Gary is a proud employee of Radio One, who also serve as a Sponsor for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.  Recognizing the platform available to him, Gary has used his on-air duties to become a spokesperson for HIV/AIDS prevention & education. 

A former spokesperson for the Greater Than AIDS campaign, Gary is glad to lend his voice to the 2017 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.  With fans that span many demographics, we know that Gary will help us “Pack the Park” on Sunday, October 22nd. As our source for celebrity gossip & entertainment news, we are also counting on Gary to help us spill “da tea” on HIV. 

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