Sunday, May 4, 2008

AIDS Walk New York -PSA

On May 18, 2008, come rain or come shine,  I will participate in AIDS Walk New York by walking 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) through New York's picturesque Central Park. Since 1986 AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $90 million for those living with HIV/AIDS and has become the world's biggest AIDS fund-raiser. 

At this time I am reaching out to all of my family, friends and blog kin for support in this worthy endeavor. All donations are tax deductible.

My goal is to raise $1,000 and as of this writing I have collected $556.00. So, I am a little past the half way point and hope to reach my goal in the coming week. 

To donate online please click here. If you prefer to send a check instead of donating online you may click this link to print out a handy  donation form.

Thanks for your support! 

16 comments:

lettuce said...
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lettuce said...

oops, that was me, sorry, too many windows open at once.

go gary!

Arielle said...

An awesome cause. :)

Sorry for not responding to your last comment in my blog, Gary! I was away on my honeymoon and forgot all about answering your question. As for your question about Rick's and my age difference. I'm 23. He's 50. He's very young and wonderful and I love him dearly. It was strange at first for some people, but you have to focus on the person--or the people--and not ages. My family loves him very much and our friends have no problem with it because they know we are happy and did the right thing for us. There are always some (but a very few) people who will think otherwise, but I guess you will have this in all kinds of situations.

Anyway, figured it was easier to answer you here than back on my very old blog entry.

Hope things are well!

Gary said...

Lettuce - Wow, thank you for your generous support. With your help my current total raised thus far is $626!

Arielle - Honestly who can put an age limit on love. Judging from your blog posts and the light in your eyes you indeed are in love. I'll be popping over to your blog to get the details of the honeymoon and married life. Congratulations!

Arielle said...

Thanks, Gary. :) Just been trying to catch up on your blog as well. I JUST made a huge post complete with wedding photos. PHEW! It was hard work! Took forever! Anyway, glad to be back and reading the wonderful posts of Follow Your Bliss!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for participating in the aids walk nyc!! if I'm home oct 8th I'll be participating in cleveland's aids walk.

my donation was made in memory of a much loved family member.

I bet you'll be over your goal in no time!!

Gary said...

Kimy - Thank You! Wow, my blog kin is really shining!

Squirrel said...

I'm supposed to walk too, and I haven't begun to collect funds!

Squirrel said...

Ps

love is blind to differences in age, gender sameness, skincolors , cultural differences Because it's
LOVE!

Gary said...

Squirrel - You had better start passing the plate :) Let me know if you end up doing it so we can say "Hello".

And about my previous comment...I should have written 'my blog kin are really shining' (shouldn't I?) . I was going to add on to that sentence but then dropped it. SHINING covers it.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I'm happy to support you and know that your efforts will honor the memory of a friend who diligently put his last ounces of energy into this event when we were both in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.

Gary said...

Gregg - Thank you so much for the support. I am really moved by the strong support of my blogging friends and am so looking forward to meeting you sometime soon.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gary. My pleasure to support you with the rest of the bloggers. Ms. DuBois was right about the kindness of strangers.

WAT said...

A great cause sir! I am proud of you. I should make time and click to donate some cash right? I tend to procrastinate or get lazy about these things, but need to stop being selfish and give to those in true need for I am blessed to have as much as I have.

What a terrible shitty disease this HIV/AIDS. Makes me sad really. I hate to even think about it since I'm in one of the high-risk groups and know so many living with it. Alas, I pray and hope my measures will protect me from ever getting infectred and that somehow a cure will be found someday to this very cruel problem.

Gary said...

Wat- Yes, click away my friend. I am only $224 away from reaching my goal of $1,000. So, thank you in advance for helping out. Again, I must comment on the generous folks who read my blog. How amazing that so many of you have supported this walk. AIDS/HIV is a nasty disease. Like you I am hoping to avoid infection and wipe this thing out in our life time.

Gary said...

Update: I ended up raising $1,081. Two hundred of which was given by my blog kin! How wonderful are you?! Thank you for your support.

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