For those of you who don’t know what the AIDS Walk is, its a 5 kilometer walk that raises money for Aids Services of Austin (ASA), a nonprofit organization that helps people with AIDS. I first got involved in the AIDS walk and ASA when my mom worked at ASA. This is my seventh year participating in it and probably my last because I will be in college next year. I would love for you to sponsor me this year. Anything helps. People have donated anywhere from 1 dollar to 100, so I appreciate anything you can afford to give. There is still no cure, but our efforts can help feed, clothe, and give hope to those with AIDS!
Did you know that every minute – every sixty seconds – FIVE people around the world die with HIV/AIDS? Did you know that more than 60 million people across the globe are living with HIV/AIDS, and more than 20 million individuals have already died from the disease? These statistics are staggering, but you and I can HELP.
I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support AIDS Walk Austin in its efforts to raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support services in Central Texas. As part of this program, I will also take part in a 5K walk. AIDS Walk Austin gives you the opportunity to help me and help our neighbors living with HIV/AIDS.
Please support me in this important project by contributing as much as you can afford to AIDS Walk Austin 2006. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause – you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. More information on AIDS Walk Austin and its beneficiaries can be found at this link.
Whatever you can give will help – it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
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