HIV and AIDS, with a 23% rise in new infections in Florida, continue to affect thousands here and millions around the World. People’s lives are deeply affected by the disease and by the stigma (i.e. a mark of disgrace) that many associate with the disease. The mental toll can be greater than the disease itself!
The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) will partner this year with Dr. Elie Schochet’s group “Happy Hineys” to participate in Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival. The Walk occurs on Sunday March 20th…less than a month away. This year the music will be Flo-Rida. I know you will want one of the coveted T-shirts, so please join us!
So Why the Name.. “Happy Hineys”? We’re not being silly! Dr. Schochet is a colorectal surgeon with special expertise in anal issues. He has a wonderful sense of humor about these issues and also has a commitment to social causes including HIV / AIDS. He is also on the Board of the World AIDS Museum.
Dr. Schochet wants to break his attendance record as well as the monetary fundraising goal from last year. Our goal is 100 walkers and a total of 25,000 dollars. That is 250 each! He has requested that WAM including the Positive Attitudes Wednesday Night HIV Group get behind him and invite many of your friends as possible. He will donate all the proceeds of the walk to the World AIDS Museum. This could total anywhere from 15,000 – 30,000 dollars.
Please walk with us so we can continue securing the future of the museum and so we can break the record of 92 people from last year. The cost to walk is 25.00 plus your energy. We’ll have the added benefits of sharing a beautiful day with friends while raising money for a good cause. And there is an amazing concert, last year with front row seats.
If you will also do some fundraising, you can help us reach our goal of beating the 2015 monetary goal. Finding people to walk with you is easy…just ask them! Fundraising is easy….just start asking people for donations! The worst that can happen is that they say “No”. As you know in Sales 101, your success is all based on how many people you contact. Don’t get discouraged by a “No”…there will be many “Yes’”.
Please sign-up today and call some friends to join you. There is only 3 weeks before the walk. Go to http://floridaaidswalk.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=501
On the FloridaAIDSWalk web site, we recommend going to the bottom of the web page to click on the “Register” button in the blue banner.
Also we are looking for 20 team leaders that will agree to get 5 people to walk with them. If you feel you can accomplish that, please contact Jeff Banning at 954-304-4135 or email him at Jeff.Banning@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 20th. Together let us make a difference in this fight.
Steve Stagon, WAM Founder and Facilitator for Pozitive Attitudes
Jeff Banning, President of the Board
Hugh Beswick, CEO