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Meghan Linsey Announced as Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run Honorary Chair

Event set for Saturday, October 1 at Public Square Park

Powerhouse vocalist and "The Voice" runner-up, Meghan Linsey has been announced as the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run honorary chair at this year's annual event. The 25th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is Tennessee's oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the city's highest profile events. This year's goal is to raise $240,000 to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 1 at Public Square Park. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and Linsey will perform the national anthem to kick-off the walk followed by a short performance to send off the walkers at 11 a.m.

The honorary chair shares her enthusiasm, "I am so excited and honored to be named Grand Marshall of this year's Nashville AIDS Walk. I have close friends living with HIV and am grateful for the support that Nashville CARES provides to those individuals. The education and awareness that Nashville CARES provides is essential for prevention and I am so proud to be a part of it."

The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is proudly presented by NPS Pharmacy. The event is a family-oriented team walk and timed 5K run that gathers participants from all parts of the community. Businesses, civic clubs, churches, friends and families walk or run while celebrating the vital role that Nashville CARES plays in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.

"The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run has become an institution in Nashville and not only raises money to help Nashville CARES' work to prevent HIV infections and serve those living with it," said Doug Alexander, Chief Development Officer, "but it also raises awareness that HIV is still an issue right here in Middle Tennessee."

Additional sponsors include, Advocate Partner: Dollar General; Red Ribbon Partners: Advance Financial, CMT One Country, Embassy Dental, EMD Serano, Inc., James A. Rothberg and Associates, Tennessee Oncology, and Walgreens.

For additional information, or to register for the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, visit or call (615) 259-4866. Nashville CARES relies on support from the community to provide services for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. For information on sponsoring the event, contact Topher McCune at

About Nashville CARES:

Nashville CARES is the premier HIV/AIDS organization in the region. We provide comprehensive education, a broad range of targeted services and effective advocacy, all in a highly personal, confidential and compassionate manner. We are proactively and aggressively working to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. With your help, Nashville CARES offers services annually to 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to more than 40,000 youth and adults, almost 17,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 2,850 men, women and children living with the disease. To learn more, visit us at and "Like" us on Facebook at

About Meghan Linsey:

In recent years Linsey has achieved chart-topping success as one half of the ACM and CMA-nominated duo, Steel Magnolia, prior to finishing runner-up on season eight of NBC's "The Voice" where she mesmerized viewers with her passionate performances and powerhouse vocals.

The soulful songstress effortlessly combines country, soul, rock and blues and has been praised by Rolling Stone as having a "captivating sound that has seemingly no ceiling to its range!"Linsey independently released her EP "Believer," which shot to #6 on the overall pop iTunes albums chart.

The multifarious singer continues to create music and build a strong fan base while touring and connecting with audiences across the U.S. For more information on Meghan visit

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Ryan



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