Paul Hempel | Positive Force NW

On September 10th, I am participating in AIDS Walk Portland, and I need your help!

Because of the unprecedented support I have had this year, I am taking on the personal challenge of raising my goal to $5,000 the day before the walk to see if I can beat my past personal best.   This is probably the most important single thing I do each year to prevent and eliminate HIV and AIDS.  I serve on the Board of Directors of CAP and am proud to take part in this walk.  

Although much has changed in the world of HIV and AIDS, there is still no cure but we do have ability to stop the spread of the disease.  This happens now in only one way - 

reduction of stigma to get more people tested

testing - to diagnose those affected

treatment - getting people into treatment and keeping them on treatment

support - for those who need help getting and staying with expensive and difficult medication - hard to take when you are homeless, underemployed, drug challenged or otherwise challenged with mental illness or other co-morbidities.

This is exactly why CAP does and why I do everything I can to support and further its mission. 

This year Bruce and I will be walking on September 10.  Help me raise money for AIDS Walk Portland that supports the crucial programs and services of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP).

I am getting 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. 2016 marks the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Portland.
Cascade AIDS Project is a 501 c(3) organization.
Tax ID # 93-0903383

Funds raised: $4,645 of $5,000


Thank you donors
Richard Schollhammer : $100
Susan M Reaves : $25
I lost two very close friends and many more acquaintances over the years from the AIDS pandemic. My closest lifelong friend has been positive since the 80s. Bless you for walking and talking.
William Patton : $100
Michael R Blaskowsky : $25
Jeff Kimball : $5
I know it is not much, but it is what I can do. Think of me to when you walk as I can not this year. Had a small stoke last Saturday, so still trying to recover. Hugs to you and Bruce
Brian Haimbach : $50
Knock em dead!
Anonymous : $5
Daniel Palacios : $25
Anonymous : $25
Chris Covington : $500
Bruce Suttmeier : $50
Good luck to you and Bruce. Thank you for doing this!
Andrea Chiller : $100
Much love from your Portland family!
David Beckius : $20
It's not much, but I know any amount helps!
Betty Herschman : $100
Savor each breath of fresh air and may each step take us closer to a cure.
Anonymous : $110
10% YOY increase, I expect 10% faster walk time! Love you guys.
Mike Stanek : $200
Geoffrey Jenkins : $50
Great cause, good luck Paul!
Anonymous : $200
Kay Parker : $100
Scott McClintock : $100
All the best
Carl R Westerberg : $50
Daniel Palacios : $50
Veronique Ameye : $100
John Mikros : $100
Michael Travaglini : $50
Bob Hargadon : $250
Way to go Paul!!!
Paul Lewis : $250
Happy to support this extremely worthy cause.
Mo Kafka : $50
We are inspired by the heart felt good work you two do to help others. Thank You!
Carl Fagerskog : $50
You guys are the best!
Ron Zwanziger : $500
Suzanne LaPierre : $50
Anonymous : $50
Myron MacLeod : $100
Brian Gerritz : $100
Walk Strong!!! Thanks for all you do at CAP.
Nan Dumas : $25
Scott Dixon : $20
hello boys
Robert Hutchison : $100
Rodney DeMartini : $25
Robert Hale : $100
Tom Eversmann : $100
Go Paul, go! As always, I'm right behind you!
Andrew Hudson : $100
Brian Mitchell : $100
Thanks for continuing to support this great program Paul.
Elizabeth Walsh : $50
Paul and Bruce, Thanks for walking for such an important cause. Beth
John Yonkin : $250
J Patrick Hamilton : $25
Anonymous : $100