Sunday, May 20, 2007


May 20 is AIDS WALK Day. Although I didn't participate, I sponsored a co-worker who was among the 45,000 participants who raised a record-breaking $6,857,527. Opening ceremeony hosts included Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, Lance Bass, Allan Cumming, TR Knight, Hal Sparks, Bruce Vilanch, BD Wong, Jason Steed, with special performances by Stephanie Block and the cast of the Broadway Revival of A Chorus Line. A post-walk concert featured The Fave, Cooper Boone, and Leon and the Peoples. The Primary beneficiary of AIDS Walk New York is the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (, a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. GMHC’s mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease; help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence; and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. Other benefiting organizations include ACRIA, African Services Committee, AID for AIDS, AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), AIDS Resource Foundation for Children/St. Clare's Home, AIDS Service Center of New York City, American Run For the End of AIDS, APICHA - Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Birch Family Camp, Bronx AIDS Services, Bronx Community Pride Center Inc, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Brookdale Hospital - TLC Department, Cabrini Medical Center/HIV Services Dept., Center for AIDS Research & Treatment, Children's Hope Foundation, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Community Health Action of Staten Island Inc., Daytop Village, Episcopal Response to AIDS, Exponents Arrive Inc., F.A.I.T.H. Services, FACES NY, Fortune Society, Fresh Faces, Friends House In Rosehill, God's Love We Deliver, Hamilton-Madison House, Harlem United Community AIDS Center, HERO - United Nations Association, Hispanic AIDS Forum, Hudson Pride Connections, International AIDS Prevention Initiative, Iris House, Keep a Child Alive, LGBT Community Center, Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship, Life Force: Women Fighting AIDS, Inc., LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS, MaAfrika Tikkun, Mixteca Organization, Inc., New York City AIDS Housing Network, New York State Black Gay Network, Inc., NYHRE, Osborne Association, Positive Health Project, Project Reach Youth/Project Safe, Project STAY, SMART Inc., SUS, The Momentum Project, TOUCH-Together Our Unity Can Heal Inc., Turning Point, Ubuntu Education Fund, Village Care of New York – VCNY, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and the Women's HIV Collaborative of New York.

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