The 2016 LifeWalk, held in October, raised $551,094, organizers announced at a wrap party held Wednesday night, Nov. 9, to celebrate the event

LifeWalk organizers gave special recognition to the Green Team, celebrating its 25th year participating in the event. This year the team raised $42,305 to bring its 25-year total to $315,000.

Team Clover, marking its fourth year, raised $76,900 for a four-year total of $243,000.

Guys and Dolls participated in its 20th LifeWalk this year, raising $83,674, for a 20-year total just a few thousand dollars short of $1 million.

The 2016 Hearts and Hands Award went to David Hearn, who founded the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund, in memory of his partner. The fund distributes emergency funds to cover expenses other AIDS agencies can’t, such as utility or repair bills, to help keep people with HIV healthy.

Best New Business teams included MAC and Spectracorp. Female impersonator Linze Serrell (aka Bill Lindsey) won Best New Walker and Top Individual fundraiser.

The 2017 co-chairs for LifeWalk will be Kate Scott and Ashley Innes and the event will take place on Oct. 1.

— David Taffet

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 4, 2016.