AIDS Walk

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I’m participating in the  C.A.R.E.S. AIDS Walk Sunday, September 18, 2011. In fact, my whole family is joining in and we’re inviting our friends to join us, or if they can’t join us, to consider donating to our Dare to Care Team.

June 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS in the United States. I’ve been blogging on Tuesdays about my experiences from the early years of AIDS, 1984-1993. It was a whole different world back then and thankfully we’ve come a long ways in understanding and treating HIV/AIDS. As with any public health issue, vigilance in education, testing, patient care, and research is an ongoing effort.

Last year, one of my sons tested positive for HIV. No mother wants any of their children to experience injury or chronic illness, but it’s a reality of life. I am grateful for the services available to him through the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic in Sacramento. Last year, my siblings and their families joined my son in the AIDS Walk. My husband and I weren’t able to participate because of a previous commitment. This year, we’re traveling from Texas to California to participate.

I’m also extending the invitation to walk or donate to our Eternal Scheme community. In fact, we have some that have already signed up for the Dare to Care Team through other Eternal Scheme blog readers. I am really looking forward to meeting, in person, these faithful readers who will be walking with us!

To Donate

This link will take you directly to my donation page on the CARES website. It is linked with our Dare to Care Team page.

Just fill in your donation amount and the system will walk your through the process.

Voilá! You’ve donated to the Dare to Care Team!

To Walk with our Dare to Care Team

There is a registration process to participate. Your $25 registration fee is a tax-deductible donation. You have the option to invite others to join you or donate through you.

This link will take you directly to my donation page on the C.A.R.E.S. website. It is linked with our Dare to Care Team page.

Click on My Team Page just above the pictures. This link will take you to our Dare to Care Team page.

Click on the Join my Team link just above the picture of my sister and son. Follow the process to register to walk. You’ll have the option to invite others to join you or donate through you. Just fill out what you want and pass on the rest.

Voilá! You’re registered to walk!

Thank YOU!

I know there are many worthy causes you’re asked to donate to or participate in. When you do think about giving or participating, I hope you will consider our Dare to Care Team. C.A.R.E.S. makes a real difference in my son’s life and gives me comfort that he is receiving the best and most comprehensive treatment available to him.