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At this morning’s World AIDS Day Ceremonies, The Community Foundation of Broward Awarded its Footsteps in the Sand LEADERSHIP Award to POZitive Attitudes Group Facilitator Steve Stagon. The award was presented by Sheri Brown who recognized Steve’s four years of leadership in support of the HIV/AIDS Community and his overall leadership of the POZitive Attitudes Group. She also noted that Steve is always there in support of the community as well as helping individuals with HIV/AIDS.

The Community Foundation of Broward also recognized Anthony Johnson with its Footsteps in the Sand Award for VOLUNTEERISM.

In accepting his award, Steve noted the the Men of POZitive Attitudes have had an enormous positive impact on his life…

“This is a great honor. Not just for me, but for my HIV support group Pozitive Attitudes, what we’re trying to do and the men who attend and have made my life 100 times richer.

Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates in the movie Psycho and died of AIDS in 1992 said; ‘I have learned much more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat competitive world in which I spent my life.’ That’s how I feel. I wish HIV/AIDS on no one and I urge every negative person to do all they can to stay negative. But for those of us who are positive, I tell you your life is not over, come out of your HIV closet and contribute to your community. The world needs you and you need the world.

“Find a job volunteering that you enjoy and your life will open up and renew itself. I love what I do and I thank you for recognizing my contribution.”

– Bob R.

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The Community Foundation of Broward informed me last week that I was chosen as a recipient of the 2010 Footsteps in the Sand Award in the Leadership Category. This award is presented to idividuals in recognition of their outstanding volunteer efforts in improving the lives of others with the virus.

The award will be presented December 1, 2010 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Street from 8:30 -10:30 AM, That’s in the MORNING during the World AIDS Day Community Event.

I would like any and all of you to join me for this award. I do this volunteer work because I enjoy it. I enjoy it because of you. You guys have made my life so much richer and have become the best friends I’ve ever had in my life.

So if you can get up early, come on down and join me for the presentation. Love to have you there.

-Steve

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