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Mikia Muhammad is a professionally trained photographer, writer and public relations specialist servicing the Philadelphia area. 'Communicating the change you seek,' is the mantra of her up and coming communications team, Muhammad Media Group, which specializes in event photography, portraits and press releases, among other services. Mikia is also an alumna of Temple University, Bachelor of Science in Communications, with government public affairs experience.

Her true passion for traveling has afforded her the opportunity to visit more than 50 cities in nine countries around the world. It has also served as the inspiration for Muhammad Media Group's latest undertaking, Gotography, a unique traveling photography service. Without a pen or camera in her hand, Mikia enjoys trying new foods and trendy lounges with friends, and spending time with family.

Recap: AIDS Walk Philly 2014

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AIDS Walk Philly supporters walk and run during the annual 5K event Sunday, October 19, 2014. Photo by: Mikia Muhammad

Wearing a remembrance  t-shirt with her parents’ photographs on it, one AIDS Walk Philly 5K participant said she ran for them Sunday, October 19, 2014.

“My father passed away the day my son was born, October 1, 2003,” runner, Kay Hamilton said. “My mother passed away in 2004 [on] New Years Day. Both of my parents passed away of AIDS [from] exchanging drug needles back in the ‘60s.”

Hamilton said she runs every year along with a handful of family members, including her nephew, who is HIV positive.

She was one of nearly 15,000 people to walk or run from the Art Museum and along Martin Luther King Drive during the annual event, Director of Operations Matt Beirschmitt said.

“We’re just really happy with the turnout this year,” Beirschmitt said. “Our main goal is to spread awareness and to get the much needed funding for those with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area.”

Money is needed more than ever to support services for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia region, Beirschmitt said.

AIDS Fund sponsors the walk to raise funds for local organizations supporting HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and services, according to its website.

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Runner, Kay Hamilton said she ran at AIDS Walk Philly Sunday, October 19, 2014 in remembrance of her parents who died of AIDS nearly a decade ago. Photo by Mikia Muhammad

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AIDS Walk Philly Director of Operations Matt Beirschmitt (right) and volunteers pose for a photo during the annual walk Sunday, October 19, 2014. Photo by Mikia Muhammad

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AIDS Fund hosted its annual AIDS Walk Philly event Sunday, October 19, 2014. Photo by Mikia Muhammad

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AIDS Walk Philly participants hold up a social media frame during the annual event Sunday, October 19, 2014. Photo by Mikia Muhammad

 

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