Walking together to fight AIDS

By Lisa Finkelstein, Director of the LGBT Alliance

Although our local community is strong and learning how to thrive and live within this epidemic we still need to walk to raise awareness, walk to celebrate those who live with the disease, walk to remember those whom we have lost, and walk to find a cure.

We helped organize a local Jewish Community AIDS Walk Team this summer to create an additional avenue to participate Jewishly. We were one of the nearly 1,000 teams that helped raise over $3 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Together our Jewish Community team was able to raise over $3,000.

Mazel Tov, to each of our walkers and donors for making an impact this year, as well as a special shout-out to our top Jewish Community team walker, Avidan! Avidan and his family raised over $1,000 as part of his Congregation Sha'ar Zahav Bar Mitzvah project!

Our collective donation will be dispersed by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation as grants to strengthen HIV prevention efforts as well as for advocacy, medical care, housing and social services programs for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Thank you to those who were able to walk this year and spend a wonderful day in the sun for a good cause! We are committed to help organize our Jewish community to walk together again in 2012 so save the date to join us again.

In the meantime, take a look at more of our photos!

Categories: Events, LGBT, Volunteering

Posted

July 26, 2011

Author

The Federation

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