Belmont University College of Pharmacy raised $2,171 for the Nashville AIDS Walk and participated for the seventh consecutive year, sponsored by Nashville Cares on Oct. 6. Team Captain, Associate Professor Dr. Edgar S. Diaz-Cruz, led faculty and students who joined hundreds of community participants to benefit families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. Dr. Diaz-Cruz celebrated the outstanding efforts of his team noting, “This type of event provides a great opportunity for our students to be advocates in the community. I was proud to see dozens of students walking, and many of them volunteering in different capacities at the event including HIV testing.”
A highlight of this year’s event was witnessing the remarkable 1st place female runner medal win by one of our team members, Assistant Professor Dr. Kendall Shultes. The AIDS walk serves as a launch for multiple HIV prevention events including the HIV Testing and Counseling Certificate Program from the Tennessee Department of Health sponsored by Belmont College of Pharmacy and Nashville CARES.