ECODIT Crosses the Finish Line at the Walk & 5K to End HIV

On October 26, 16 ECODIT team members laced up their running shoes and joined thousands in Washington, DC to rally around Whitman-Walker Health’s (WWH) annual Walk & 5K to End HIV. WWH is a non-profit community health and wellness center which offers a broad range of services including mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and legal services to all in the DC metropolitan area, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS and LGBT healthcare. The health center was founded in 1978 to promote equality and inclusion, and to encourage everyone to love openly and lead healthy lifestyles.

For more than 33 years, the Walk and 5K to end HIV has raised funds in support of the center’s mission to “provide dependable, high-quality comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.” This year’s walk and timed run took place between 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and began and ended at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. The event opened with an energetic program of warm-up exercises and culminated with a post-walk celebration with food, prizes, and more.

This year’s fundraiser has raised more than $400,000 to date, and supporters can continue to donate until December 31, 2019, to help WWH reach its overall goal of $650,000. The annual fundraiser is a critical component of WWH’s work to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC, where roughly one in every 20 adults are infected with HIV.

“A cornerstone of our work at ECODIT involves bringing people and ideas together to create a positive lasting impact on communities and their environments,” said ECODIT Vice President for Business Development Douglas Kerr. “We are proud to participate in this unique event that brings together individuals, NGOs, and corporations to ensure more members of our community have access to quality health services.”

ECODIT is a U.S.-based small business with experience working in more than 50 countries in the energy, water, environment, urban and governance sectors. For 26 years, ECODIT has worked with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally and socially responsible development worldwide. To learn more about ECODIT, visit and follow the firm’s accounts on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.