Paul Hempel | Positive Force NW

On September 9th, I am participating in AIDS Walk Portland, and I need your help!

I am walking again this year in the AIDS Walk Portland because I believe it is possible to get to the point of new new HIV infections.  But I also believe that the current health care crisis and war by the current administration against poor and disadvantaged people is driving us further from that goal.  

As a person living with AIDS since 2007, I know first hand that I can live a healthy, productive, happy and totally normal like with access to proper medical care, no co infections or contributing factors like mental health issues, drug additions, homelessness, poverty or one of the many other factors which drives new infection.  I also know that I am very fortunate and there are many persons living with HIV who do not have my situation and that without support, they will unwittingly contribute to the further spread of the virus. 

CAP is an organization that provides strong support to persons living with HIV in the greater Portland and Vancouver, WA area.  I serve on the board of directors currently and am proud of the efforts CAP has gone to to secure new sources of non-governmental funding, including the opening of PRISM, a new GLBTQIA clinic which provides quality, caring and  non judgmental care to the entire community and will in time provide a steady stream of funding for CAP's work.  CAP provides housing support, connection to care, quality primary care (through PRISM), mental health assistance and prevention services to drive us closer to no new infections. 

It is with great gratitude and humility that I walk this year and ask you to join me in helping us reach no new infections.  Whether you can afford $5 or $500 to support my ambitious goal, your participation counts!  Please hit the donate button and help me reach my goal.

Thanks in advance.

Incorporated in 1985, CAP the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 2017 marks the 31st Annual AIDS Walk Portland. 

Cascade AIDS Project is a 501 c(3) organization.
Tax ID # 93-0903383



Funds raised: $4,475 of $4,500


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Thank you donors
Robert Buckler : $40
Taylor Newman : $10
We love you and support you!
Michael Mendelson : $50
Rose M Ojeda : $25
Cody Johnson : $60
Work harder!
Angela Barbary : $100
Thank you for caring & spreading love & compassion!
Robert Silberman : $50
Karen Schorr : $50
Moses Kafka : $50
Ronnie and I commend you for your dedication and hope the walk is inspiring and wonderful!
Bob Hargadon : $250
Keep going Paul!!!
Scott Dixon : $30
Anonymous : $25
Bill and Mary Hudson : $100
Mike Stanek : $100
Ron Zwanziger : $500
Michael Weiss : $100
Great job Paul! I appreciate all that you do! Have a great walk.
Nan D : $50
Proud to support you!
John Yonkin : $200
Julie Griffin : $50
Julius Fister : $200
Eric Kaplan Match : $100
Christopher and Bonnie Covington : $500
Paul Lewis : $100
Go Paul!
Robert Hutchison : $200
Douglas Shaffer : $100
Glad to support you. Keep on walking!
Dorian LeBlanc : $200
Paul, Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to support such a great cause. All my best wishes to you and Bruce. Kind regards, Dorian
Rodney DeMartini : $25
Jessi Hempel : $100
Way to go! --Frances and Jessi
Anonymous : $25
Lionel Williams : $100
Happy to support such a great cause!!!
DAVID WOLVERTON : $100
Go Paul and Bruce!!
Brian Haimbach : $100
Thanks for your dedication to such an important cause. Looking forward to hearing all about it. XXOO
Eric Kaplan : $100
Good luck on the walk!
Gary Blanchard : $100
Your Gold Beach pals are so proud of you! We will be with you in spirit. Hugs...Tom&Gary&Buster
Robert Hale : $100
Brian Gerritz : $100
Carl Fagerskog : $50
Thanks for doing this Paul!
Ramzi Kanso : $200
Paul, I hope you are doing well. :) that's awesome, enjoy the walk. :) :)
Brenda Lingle : $25
Way to go Paul. I applaud your efforts towards this very worthy cause! :)
Anonymous : $100
Go Paul! Make this your best year ever!