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.
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