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Thank you for honoring me with your AIDS Walk donation this year
Like many of you, I have lost more friends to the AIDS epidemic than I can bear to remember, but what I never forgot was my pledge to them to do all I can to help ensure that others won't have to suffer the way they did for lack of treatment, assistance, or compassionate care.
Perhaps you read the recent Austin Chronicle article, "Standing Witness: AIDS survivors in Austin talk about what it's like to live life rerouted" (and the excellent seven-minute video online.) It was an honor to be one of the survivors interviewed for the article, because I will do anything to help further community awareness of the disease and the need to continue our commitment to those affected by HIV.
We have come a very long way toward managing HIV in the 31 years since I tested positive myself and watched my friends suffer and die. Today AIDS Services of Austin provides an array of services for HIV patients to help them meet the challenges of the disease, and we are all proud of this progress. Looking ahead, ASA will soon be implementing an agressive strategy to achieve even better medical outcomes for the thousands of clients they serve. But ASA cannot do it without our support. We all need to give a little, and we all must do what we can to help stop the spread of HIV until there is a cure.
Last year I became involved with Prime Timers Austin, a group that provides a social dimension to the lives of mature gay men through direct service, engagement with the arts, and other planned activities. Last year we were the top fundraising team for the AIDS Walk, and we need your help to reach that goal again. This is one way we are showing Austin that as gay elders we remain vital and relevant.
Bettie Naylor made it to the finish line with me when we walked together. Won't you join us with a donation, one that is meaningful for you. Thank you very much for your support!
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