Braun named honorary chair for AIDS Walk

Braun named honorary chair for AIDS Walk

Braun named honorary chair for AIDS Walk
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) has chosen Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun as honorary chair for AIDS Walk Wisconsin 2012, the state's largest AIDS fundraiser.

"I am honored to be a part of AIDS Walk Wisconsin 2012," Braun said in a statement. "AIDS is still impacting too many of our friends, family members and neighbors. I am proud to do whatever I can to help raise awareness and generate support to strengthen the fight against AIDS."

The event will take place on Oct. 6, 2011, at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee.

Braun, a four-time All-Star and the reigning National League MVP, is batting .314 with 19 homers and 48 RBIs this year.

"On and off the field, Ryan Braun's leadership and commitment have been a winning combination," Michael J. Gifford, the president and CEO of ARCW, said in a statement. "We are excited and honored to have him bring his passion for excellence and will to win to the fight against AIDS and AIDS Walk Wisconsin."

Over the past 22 years, AIDS Walk Wisconsin has raised more than $10.5 million to support HIV prevention, care and treatment services -- including the ARCW Medical Center, the largest provider of HIV medical, dental and mental health care in Wisconsin.

For more information on the event, visit www.aidswalkwis.org or call 800-334-WALK.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.