The AIDS Walk holds a special place in my heart. As many of you know, my brother died in 2010 from cancer which was complicated by AIDS. I walk to remember and honor him. I walk because I love him and I want to make a difference.
And I will continue to walk each year because through my actions, and your support, we can help provide comfort, compassion and care for those who live with HIV/AIDS, by supporting the ongoing efforts of AIDS service organizations. Your donations make a difference:
Every $100 raised for AIDS WALK will feed an in-need client at Good Samaritan Project two meals a day for two weeks. The Good Samaritan Project is a community-based organization that works in collaboration with more than 100 community partners to provide services such as case management, emergency and transportation assistance, buddy support, spiritual support, mental health counseling, and HIV prevention & testing. http://www.gsp-kc.org/
SAVE, Inc. provides comprehensive housing solutions to empower socially and medically disadvantaged people to improve their health and lead stable lives with personal dignity. SAVE, Inc. was founded as a final stop for those dying from AIDS, a place to die with dignity and understanding. Today it is a place of life, a place to find health, happiness and a future. They offer a variety of housing options – from rental assistance vouchers that allow folks to live throughout the city, to a 24-hour hands on care facility on their community campus. Everyone deserves to live in a comfortable place of their own choosing with dignity and pride. http://www.saveinckc.org/
The Hope Care Center is a skilled nursing facility that provides care to HIV-positive residents. It’s a unique environment that is more like a home than an institution. Their primary goal is to help residents return to independent living. As one of their residents said, “From the moment you come through these front doors, hope and care are instantly yours. Our staff and friends have only one goal: to take those who are ill and make them healthy, happy and whole. Your stay may be long or your stay may be short; yet regardless the time: You have all our support.” http://www.hopecarecenter.org
The Kansas City Free Health Clinic's purpose is to promote health and wellness by providing quality services, at no charge, to people without access to basic care. The Clinic has always relied on a corps of volunteers and a small staff to reach out to adults of all ages and from all walks of life who have difficulty accessing basic health care due to financial constraints or lack of insurance coverage. The foundation of the Clinic is the belief that all people deserve quality health care and that care should be determined by a person’s needs and not their income. http://www.kcfree.org/
I appreciate anything you can give. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!