Thursday, October 8, 2009

Make a difference!

October in Philadelphia means community service for every local/university organization. I've been walking in the AIDS Walk for about 4 years now. It's a great cause especially when you actually raise money. AIDS Fund, supports HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and services in the Delaware Valley Region by raising dollars and increasing public awareness about the impact of HIV on our communities. Currently, 30 partner organizations are receiving funding as a result of AIDS Fund’s activities to provide critical HIV prevention education and care services.

According to The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource, "Although Latinos represent only 13% of the U.S. population, they account for 19% of the country's new HIV infections. In addition, AIDS-related illnesses represent the fourth leading cause of death among Latinos ages 25 to 44, according to CDC." My goal this year was to raise $150 and so far I up to $135! If you can spare anything (even $5.00) please donate here.

7:30AM, Sunday, October 18, 2009
Begins and ends at Eakins Oval, in front of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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