Tatiana Slater via Crowdrise
December 01, 2010
BENEFITING: AIDS Project Los Angeles
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2011
I am fundraising for the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and training with the Team to End AIDS (T2EA) to run in the LA Marathon! I can hear you saying to yourself now... "But Tatiana, I didn't know you like to run. I thought you faked sick every other week sophomore year to get out of P.E."
Well, friend... first of all, nobody likes a tattletale. Second of all, you're right, historically I have not been a fan of running unless an angry bear is closing in fast. That is what makes this all the more exciting, right? If I can do it, so can you! And when you decide to raise some funds - what will have two thumbs, speak limited French, and will support you right back? This moi.
My fundraising goal is $2000; I am willing to do silly, silly things if that would encourage you to donate (But you don't NEED encouragement, do you? You love supporting good causes!). The first act of such silliness will be my Costume Run this Saturday - I will be running 5 miles as Wonder Woman.
Throughout the training season, I will be auctioning off cookies, knitted goods, and whatever else I think up along the way. Help support a great cause!
*This Week's Ridiculousness*
December 1 is World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on the progress made in the fight against the AIDS epidemic (the overall HIV infection rate has declined almost 20 percent in the last 10 years, a change from the decades of explosive growth before that), but also to recognize that this problem is not gone - in LA alone there are an estimated 62,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. One way to make a real impact on the problem in LA is to donate to the APLA so your money goes directly to helping those living with HIV.
I chose to run with the T2EA because they raise money that goes directly to providing health care, housing assistance, food, and much more for Angelenos who are living with HIV/AIDS and facing desperate poverty, hunger, homelessness, and more.
I worked with the homeless and the impoverished living with HIV/AIDS in New York, and what struck me the most about our interactions was the realization that it would take just one or two unfortunate events to land me in their very same position.
Make a real difference with donations that go directly to helping people living with AIDS in Los Angeles - donate now!