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Raise money for local AIDS Service Organizations and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in our own back yard

AIDS Walk Kansas City will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Theis Park. Registration time is 8:00 a.m. Welcoming ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. This is the 21st Annual AIDS Walk KC and the theme this year is: "Just Don't Stand There." I will be walking for my third year and have raised approximately $1,000 the past two years combined. I am hoping to add to that amount and possibly double it, but I need help.

HIV/AIDS is a real health issue that affects all of us. I am of the belief that raising awareness of HIV/AIDS in our own backyards and educating the public is an essential step to help dispel stigma and keep infection rates down. It is estimated that 25% of people who are HIV-positive do not know their status, thereby, unknowlingly passing it on to others.

This is a most important cause to me because I have been living with HIV/AIDS for 20 years. If I can keep one person from contracting HIV, then I've done my job. If I can make someone aware of the risk of contracting HIV, then I have done my job. If I can educate others, I have done my job. I will do what it takes to keep others free of HIV/AIDS. Participating in the AIDS Walk is just one example of my passion to help my community.

Please visit to sponsor my team "Share Our Strength", which is the motto of Healthy University. Healthy University is a program designed by, for and about women with HIV/AIDS. We offer treatment education, support, mentorship and advocacy opportunities for women infected/affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information about AIDS Kansas City, visit: or go to to sponsor my team.

Thanks for your support!

1. HIV/AIDS affects millions of people worldwide. Over 1 million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV. We need to raise more awareness about HIV.

2. A quarter of those infected do not know they are infected with HIV & unknowlingly pass it on to others.

3. Please support this cause. Go to Having lived w/HIV for 20 years, I am passionate about this cause. Won't you help?