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Eric Ciasullo is Walking - Again

Eric Ciasullo

Eric Ciasullo

Dear Friends and Family,

I still walk because I still care. And I walk because I can. I walk because the funds raised from AIDS Walk 2018 will directly benefit the work of the National AIDS Memorial.

For the past seven years, I have had the incredible privilege of serving on the Board of Directors of the National AIDS Memorial (affectionately known as "the Grove"). The Grove is our nation's sole federally-designated memorial to all the lives touched by the AIDS epidemic. This is indeed a very special place for me, as well as for all my friends and to all of those whom we have lost.

Our mission is to ensure that the lives lost to AIDS are not forgotten, and that the story is known by future generations.

As you know, every July, San Francisco hosts its annual AIDS Walk in Golden Gate Park. Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised $90 million for HIV/AIDS organizations in the Bay Area, making it the largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event in northern California!

Once again I am walking, this time to help raise much-needed funds for the National AIDS Memorial. SO... I need your help! Most of my personal work with the Memorial is in support of the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship, a program that has supported more than 50 emerging activists with almost a quarter million dollars in college tuition support since 2009.

The truth is, however, that it’s the Memorial itself, and the beautiful 10-acre Grove which is its hallmark, that makes this scholarship possible. And the Memorial needs funding to continue to meet its mission. Although a national memorial, the Grove receives no federal or governmental funding. We rely upon the generosity of our community and our supporters and events such as AIDS Walk to raise much-needed funding for the Memorial's ongoing maintenance and programs (in addition to other beneficiary organizations), while sending a signal of support in the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS

As a board member, a majority of the funds I raise through AIDS Walk this year will directly benefit the National AIDS Memorial, and the rest will benefit other worthy HIV/AIDS organizations.

In order to meet my fundraising goal of $2500, I am relying on my fiends and family to help me help the Grove. It’s never been possible without your generosity, and without your generosity it certainly won’t be possible this year. Please give what you can. (If you’ve given in the past, please consider doubling your pledge from past years.) But regardless of your ability to give, every donation helps. And any donation you give joins you directly to the work of this Memorial, the beauty of its Grove, and the community of love which supports it.

I am asking you to help me reach my fundraising goal of $2,500. Your support will not only benefit the National AIDS Memorial, but will mean so much to me personally. Any amount helps! On behalf of the National AIDS Memorial and thousands of Bay Area individuals living with HIV/AIDS, I thank you for your support!

PLEASE give what you can.

Thank you in advance for your love, your support and your contribution!

Eric Ciasullo
Board of Directors
National AIDS Memorial

* The National AIDS Memorial is a 10-acre national memorial dedicated to all lives touched by AIDS. I am honored to serve as board member—my involvement with this organization is deeply rewarding. For over a quarter century the Grove has stood as a marker in history, and will tell the story of AIDS to future generations ensuring that we will NEVER again repeat the same mistakes.


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