EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2015
Casey and I will be participating in the first AMAZING RACE competition in Orlando!! It's coming up soon and we need to do some serious fundraising. In order to compete, we must raise $1500 to benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.
So you must be wondering what your donation will be used for, (besides allowing us to have an awesome time competing in the Amazing Race). The money we raise will help the GLBT Center combat HIV/AIDS here in Orlando.
"Orlando currently rates #1 in the nation (not in the State, but in the nation) in new HIV infections.
The Center is the largest HIV Tester in the State of Florida doing almost 500 tests per month and are getting 1 to 2 new infections each day, mainly in our younger generation (most recently we have had two 14 year olds, a 19 year old and a 21 year old test reactive, males and females, and they just keep coming).
The funds raised will help us create a targeted prevention campaign, including billboards, and outreach, to this specific younger demographic.
HIV/AIDS is still here, people are still being infected and dying at an alarming rate and we are at the epicenter here in Orlando. You are doing an incredible thing by helping to raise funds that will help!"