On Sunday July 17th 2011, myself and a wonderful group of wedding and event professionals (and those that know and love us!) walked 10k for the 25th Anniversary of the SF AIDSWALK to raise awareness and money for the SF AIDS Foundation.
Funds raised by AIDS Walk San Francisco enable the foundation to provide services that improve the quality of life for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS and focus prevention efforts on those at greatest risk of contracting the disease. With a goal of radically reducing the number of new HIV infections in San Francisco over the next five years, the foundation is leading the way in advocating for critical policy changes in Sacramento and Washington that will ensure broader access to HIV prevention, treatment and care so people can live healthier, longer lives.
Growing up in San Francisco and personally knowing people with HIV/ AIDS, this has always been a cause that I have been passionate about. This year I decided to start a team and although it is the middle of our busiest season in the wedding and event industry, we had a great group of people come out and walk with us.
Our team ended up with 14 people and we raised $1475.00! Click HERE for a link to our page!
Total 2011 AIDSWALK Funds Raised: $3.011,245! And we were a part of it 🙂
Our team consisted of the following walkers:
Amy Frugoli of Twitterpated Weddings
Nicole Lisanne of Nicole Lisanne Weddings & Events by Design
Kathryn Kalabokes, Jacob Goldman, Adrianna Thorne, Caitlin Scholz, Joe DelLaCella, Taryn Moore of Dream A Little Dream Events
Debbie Belmessieri of My Espresso Gourmet
Miranda Meisenbach of Divine Affairs Event Design
Teresa Garcia of That Girl Hair and Makeup
Julia Brodil of Flutterby Events
Danielle Stolman Not So Still Life Photography
Our team check in area
The stage where celebrities like Alan Cummings and Cloris Leachman spoke during the pre walk events
Here we go!
Walkin with a smile
Entertainment along the route
4 Mile Marker
Finish Line. 10K done!
Nicole and Me
Resting after with some snacks
Loading back into the van. Thank you Lone Star Limousine!
We had a lot of fun but we have big plans for next year to raise lots more money and get a lot more people on our team so be on the lookout for SF AIDSWALK 2012 Team Wedding and Event Professionals (and those that know and love us!)
Thank you to everyone who supported us by donating , walking or offering words of encouragement!