A little over three years ago, basically on the cusp of death from heavy substance use and homelessness, I walked into a health clinic to get tested in an attempt to make one of the first responsible decisions in years. Despite the intense gut feeling that something was different, I was enveloped with enough courage to get tested. About a week or so later, I was informed that my HIV test was positive. What initially seemed to be some of the worse news I had ever received in my life, eventually became the greatest foundation of who I have become today. I walk to be a voice. I walk because today I have a choice. I walk because many of my predecessors no longer can. Today I don't have to fear it, better yet, today I choose to embrace it. Through the help of some amazing people, Cascade Aids Project, and a power greater than myself, I now get to give back what was freely given to me.
On September 8th, I am participating in AIDS Walk Portland, and I need your help!
Help me raise money for AIDS Walk Portland that supports the crucial programs and services of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP).
I am involved in our community's single most powerful and enduring response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and my hope is that you will too. To make a donation on my behalf and help me reach my fundraising goal, please click on the "Donate Now" button to the right.
Thank you for your support!
Incorporated in 1985, CAP the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 2018 marks the 32nd Annual AIDS Walk Portland.
Cascade AIDS Project is a 501 c(3) organization.
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