a priest's musings on the journey

Thursday, May 08, 2008


A high school friend of mine has registered for AIDS Walk New York 2008 (May 18, 2008)- an event that hopes to raise money which will make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Even though there has been a lot of publicity about drug treatments which are prolonging some people's lives, they don't work for everyone and there is still no cure in sight. Moreover, young people are still getting infected at alarmingly high rates.

It is clear that more services and more prevention programs are needed, and the money raised will go to the Gay Men's Health Crisis and about 40 other AIDS organizations in the NY area to support the work they do.

If you would like to help, please consider being a sponsor. You can go here to find Stephen's personalized donation web page, where you can charge your donation. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important cause and for showing that you join me in wanting to end this epidemic.

A few facts you may want to know:
~AIDS Walk NY is the world's largest AIDS fundraising event.
~AIDS Walk NY stands out as a model of community action and cost-efficient fundraising. The priority has always been to have the money raised go directly to vital services to help people living with HIV or AIDS.
~AIDS Walk NY benefits GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis), the nation's oldest and most comprehensive AIDS Service organization. The organization's staff of 189 and 7,000 dedicated volunteers provide services to more than 15,000 men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS and their families.
~A portion of the net proceeds from the AIDS Walk also goes to dozens of other AIDS organizations within the tri-state area.
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 11:03 AM


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