Why I Walk…

When I first came out one of my best friends told me he was HIV+. He also told me how he dreamt about the day he was going to die from AIDS and AIDS related diseases. **I CRIED**

While that day has passed, he’s still doing well thanks to people like YOU! You made it possible to keep him alive. You made it possible for him to live a better life.

AWNY 2013

AWNY 2013

This is WHY I WALK.. I walk for him. Please support me, you can make your donation online.

2012 – I raised $2,000!!!!! Thanks to everyone who supported me in this cause.

I want to do as much as I can to make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. I have set an ambitious fundraising goal of $2,000 and I need your help reaching it!

AIDS Walk New York, the world’s largest single-day AIDS fundraising event, benefits GMHC and more than 40 other AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area. GMHC is the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive AIDS service organization, serving approximately 15,000 people living with HIV and AIDS each year. The organization reaches countless more locally and nationally, through its prevention and advocacy work.

Although there has been some success with drug treatments and their ability to prolong the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, they do not work for everyone, nor are they accessible to everyone. These treatments can take their toll physically, mentally, and financially. I am also concerned by the alarming rate of new HIV infections in the New York City youth. There remains an urgent need for comprehensive prevention programs that serve youth with diverse language and cultural backgrounds. The money we raise at AIDS Walk New York will help those in need living with the disease while supporting vital prevention efforts in New York City and beyond.

I would be so grateful your help. Please sponsor me for AIDS Walk New York. Just click on the link below to visit my personal fundraising web page. It’s quick, easy, and safe to make a donation online with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal. After making your donation, you may be able to double your donation with a matching gift! Please consult your human resources department, or use the matching gift search engine on the AIDS Walk New York website, to find out if your company has a matching gift program!

Thank you for supporting AIDS Walk New York and for helping put an end to this epidemic.

Sincerely,
John Wetsell

 

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