You’ll Never Have to Walk Alone: Viacom Unites With 20,000 New Yorkers for AIDS Prevention and Awareness

Sunday, May 21 was a pleasant spring morning in Manhattan’s Central Park, and Team Viacom couldn’t have asked for a better day to unite and support the 32nd Annual AIDS Walk New York.

Stationed among other top corporate walk sponsors in the so-called “gold section,” team members soaked in the warm air, secured their fundraising rewards, and chewed on their Così squagels. After a team photo, Viacom joined thousands of other jubilant walkers in a 10-kilometer march through the 843-acre park.

Team Viacom at the 2017 AIDS Walk in New York. Photo courtesy of Viacom.

AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. In its more than 30 years, the event has raised more than $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS (more than $3.7 million in 2017 alone). The funds raised at the event are a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care, and advocacy programs that the GMHC organization provides for the thousands of men, women and families affected by the diseases in the tri-state area. The proceeds also benefit dozens of other HIV/AIDS service organizations that participate as teams and raise funds through the organization’s community partnership program.

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Team Viacom Gives Back at the Corporate Challenge

On Thursday, June 2, 150 Viacom employees ended their workday with a 3.2 mile race through Central Park, less than a mile uptown from our Times Square offices in Manhattan, as part of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The Corporate Challenge, now in its 40th year, is the largest running series for businesses around the globe.

Close to 700 companies participated in the 40th anniversary of the race, which benefits the Central Park Conservancy, the organization that collaborates with the New York City Parks Department to keep the park pristine.

Director of New Business Partner Marketing Ross McGraw was Viacom’s first-place male runner, with a time of 17:11. He was the 13thrunner to cross the finish line for the entire race.

Client Services Representative Erica Martin was our first-place winner for women, completing the 5K in 24:12. She was the 364th runner overall.

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Team Viacom was hard to miss in bright yellow shirts. Read More

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The Corporate Challenge benefits local charities, like the Central Park Conservancy. Read More

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Team Viacom at the Corporate Challenge. Read More

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Ross McGraw finished the race with a time of 17:11. Read More

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Congratulations to all of Viacom’s runners, as well as the participants from businesses worldwide. Check out this Q&A with our winners, McGraw and Martin.

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Viacom Keeps Moving with J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

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A rainy, unseasonably cold week couldn’t stop Viacom employees from once again gathering in New York’s Central Park on June 3 for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The race, now in its 39th year, had two principal goals: raise money for a great cause and reinforce the importance of fitness to those who spend large parts of their work days sitting at desks.

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