AIDS Walk SF - Will you walk and/or support the cause?

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    Jun 07, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Yeah, the title says it all! icon_biggrin.gif Even if you aren't interested in participating in the walk itself, perhaps you'll consider sponsoring me in the walk or perhaps participating in one where you live? This year's walk is on July 19th and starts/ends in Golden Gate Park.

    I am doing this walk to honor my best friend and others like him who have struggled, yet thrived, in the face of HIV/AIDS, as well as in memory of all who have been lost to this senseless disease.

    For 22 years, AIDS Walk San Francisco has evoked a powerful outpouring of public support. This year, please join me in making a meaningful difference in the lives of people struggling with HIV and AIDS. This is my first year participating in AIDS Walk San Francisco and I have set a goal to raise $500!

    In this year when needs are high and resources are tighter, I am asking you to reach deeply into your heart and consider making a gift to help compensate for those who are unable to give this year. I am set on surpassing my goal this year—please sponsor me today by clicking the link below to visit my AIDS Walk fundraising Web page! The website is secure and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

    The fight against AIDS is far from over. Did you know…

    • Every 9 ½ minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV?
    • Nationally, 1 out of every 5 people infected with HIV don’t know it?
    • There are over 25,000 people currently living with HIV in San Francisco?

    The San Francisco AIDS Foundation has set new, bold and aggressive goals to improve HIV prevention in the Bay Area and help the rest of the country—and the world—learn from their example. The Foundation’s comprehensive array of services, advocacy and outreach ensure that individuals get tested, know how to prevent infection, and that HIV-positive people receive the treatment they need.

    The AIDS Walk is our community’s single most powerful and enduring response to the AIDS epidemic. Thank you in advance for being as generous as you can and for joining me in this important cause!

    You can sponsor me by going here: http://aidswalksanfran2009.kintera.org/randyspire

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    Jun 08, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    Hey RandyMan, I'll support your cause even though I don't have much money nor would be easy for me to get to SF by walking ...

    I hope you reach your goal and thanks for doing this!!!

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    Jun 08, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    Hobbes saidHey RandyMan, I'll support your cause even though I don't have much money nor would be easy for me to get to SF by walking ...

    I hope you reach your goal and thanks for doing this!!!



    Hey Hobbes...I appreciate that...really! icon_biggrin.gif And, haHA re: getting to SF by walking!

    One of my best female friends who lost her dad to AIDS sent me an email about her doing this walk which immediately inspired me to sign up and do it myself. She and I will be walking together and I'm really looking forward to supporting and participating!
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    Jun 19, 2009 7:14 AM GMT
    Got a question for you Realjocks out there or Randyman who might know the answer to this. I feel a n00b about it. If you don't achieve your intended goal for the money people have donated to your cause, are you obliged or mandatory to pay for the leftover amount not donatedicon_question.gif
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    Jun 21, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    Hobbes saidGot a question for you Realjocks out there or Randyman who might know the answer to this. I feel a n00b about it. If you don't achieve your intended goal for the money people have donated to your cause, are you obliged or mandatory to pay for the leftover amount not donatedicon_question.gif


    Hey Hobbes... It really depends on the organization...but I doubt many will strictly hold you to your set goal. Most just set a bar on the minimum that should be raised by each individual to cover the cost associated with the individual, know what I mean? That minimum WOULD be mandatory and thus out of pocket if not met.

    Hope that answered your question! icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 21, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    Thanks Randy, yeah you answered my question. icon_smile.gif

    I hope the minimum isn't set too high for you to pay out of your pocket. That would definitely suck if there are organizations who plan events to set the minimum high while we're in a recession...