UTICA, N.Y. --- Saturday made for the perfect day for a walk outside. It would have been the day for ACR Health's Hike for Life. But due to the Coronavirus, they held the event virtually.
The hike raises money for people suffering from HIV and Aids, as well as substance abuse. Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Utica Mayor Rob Palmieri joined the event online.
Members of ACR Health said that despite the health crisis, more teams signed up this year than last year.
ACR Health Executive Director Wil Murtaugh said that he's grateful to the community for showing their support.
"The community is so strong, It says a lot about our services. People believe in what we do and people need what we do. And I think people believe that we are an important part of this community, apart of the Mohawk Valley, and they wanna support us. It's very exciting and I'm really thrilled that we can still have this even though it's virtual," said Murtaugh.
If you are interested in donating to ACR Health, you can visit their website.