Dear Family, Friends, and Friendly Acquaintances,
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page - I really appreciate it!
I participate in AIDS Walk San Francisco every year as a member of the National AIDS Memorial's team. For the past four years, we have been the top fundraisers! 80% of what we raise benefits programs of the National AIDS Memorial. 20% benefits other HIV/AIDS organizations providing prevention programs and direct services. With ongoing and severe fundraising challenges resulting from COVID-19, opportunities like AIDS Walk SF are especially critical to all of us now.
My fundraising efforts are dedicated to my late partner, Sergio Anguiano, who died from AIDS in 1993 just before his 22nd birthday. To this day, he is the most courageous person I've ever known.
Through its iconic AIDS memorial's and programs, the National AIDS Memorial is committed to ensuring that the story of AIDS is known by future generations — so that we remember, in perpetuity, the lives lost, we offer healing and hope to survivors, and we inspire new generations of activists in the fight against stigma, denial, and hate, for a just future.
The social injustices, racial and health inequities, stigma, discrimination, fear, and bigotry that persist, and fuel, the suffering of those who are devalued and marginalized in our society — losing Sergio to AIDS while seeing all of this happening in real time — these are issues I am deeply passionate about today — we must do better.
I thank you, sincerely, for your time, and hope you will consider helping me reach my fundraising goal of $10,000 if you are able.
National AIDS Memorial