Jennifer Johnson and Dolewite Join Ty Herndon as Nashville AIDS Walk Honorary Chairs

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Nashville CARES is proud to announce WSMV Channel 4 news anchor, Jennifer Johnson, and WUBT, 101.1 The Beat’s on-air personality, Dolewite, as Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run honorary chairs. They join country artist, Ty Herndon, for the 24th annual event.


Johnson is an Emmy and Associated Press Award winning journalist who anchors the 4 o’clock news on Channel 4. When she’s not behind the anchor desk you’ll find her working on investigative reports, speaking to community groups and writing blogs about her life as a single mom.


“It is an honor to take part in the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run,” said Johnson. “HIV is still an epidemic in Middle Tennessee, and the AIDS Walk helps us raise the awareness and funds needed to end it.”


James “Dolewite” Raymer is the Program Director and afternoon drive host at WUBT, 101.1 The Beat. Dolewite moved to Nashville in 2001 to broadcast the highly rated “Dolewite and Scooby Show” with his late on-air partner Curtis “Scooby” Senior.


“The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run has a long tradition in Nashville and it’s an event I am thrilled to support,” said Dolewite. “The AIDS Walk is a great opportunity to educate our community about HIV/AIDS.”


This year’s goal is to raise $240,000 to help Nashville CARES end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. The event takes place on Saturday, October 3 in Public Square Park and is proudly presented by NPS Pharmacy. The family-oriented team walk and timed 5K run gathers participants from all parts of the community. Registration starts at 10:00 am and the walk starts at 11:00 am.


“The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is one of Nashville’s oldest continuously held fundraisers,” said Patrick Hamilton, Chief Development Officer. “After 24 years, we are one step closer to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but we need the community’s help. The AIDS Walk helps us share the message that we are still fighting HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee.”


Additional partners include: Advocate Partner – Dollar General; Red Ribbon Partners – Advance Financial, CMT One Country, Embassy Dental, Fridrich, Pinson and Rothberg and Tennessee Oncology; Associate Partners – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Brady Smith, Bryan Wilcox, Creative Artists Agency, Fifth Third Bank, Grand Avenue, Medi-Copy, Metro Nashville Softball Association, Orasure, Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, The Village Fund, UT College of Social Work and Volunteer Behavioral Health; Media Partners – 101.1 The Beat, The Contributor, I’m Still Josh, The Nashville Scene, Out and About Nashville and Unite; and Additional Partners – 417 Union, Castrillo’s Pizza and Walgreens.


For additional information, or to register for the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, visit or call (615) 259-4866. Nashville CARES relies on support from the community to provide services for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. For information on sponsoring the event, contact Topher McCune at