Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I have been a long-time participant of AIDS Walk San Francisco, and this year I am proud to be walking on behalf of AIDS Legal Referral Panel (aka ALRP).
I first learned what AIDS was when I was a young child, because a very close family friend was living with the virus. He still is today, thanks to groundbreaking research and the unfailing dedication of his partner. I used to think (and hope) that by the time I was an adult, AIDS would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, although different circumstances exist today, I now have friends in my own generation who are living with HIV/AIDS.
ALRP has been providing legal assistance to people like my friends for 3 decades. First, by writing emergency wills in the 80s. Now, the organization has over 700 volunteer attorneys helping clients with everything from estate planning to eviction defense to immigration matters.
Last year, ALRP handled a RECORD 2,483 cases for our clients, a 66% increase over the last 15 years. AIDS is not over, but together we can make a difference!
The ALRP Legal Eagles Team will be out in force on July 14th, raising funds to support our free legal programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Please support the cause by joining our ALRP Legal Eagles team or making a donation here to AIDS Walk San Francisco.