PLEASE JOIN ME AGAIN!
Greetings from the desert! Last year, YOU helped me to raise over $2,000 to fight AIDS-- still the most deadly pandemic in the world-- and to fund research to finally find a cure for this horrible disease, saving millions of lives every year. It's vital that we continue to push hard to conquer AIDS, even though it is no longer a "front-page" story. To those afflicted his HIV/AIDS, it is STILL very much so a "front page issue"! (Sorrowful case in point: even at the ripe old age of 66, I have lost 4 more long-time friends in the past year alone. It does NOT get any easier!)
I'm so very proud of my Chorus brothers who pick up the banner year after year. We were in the Top 3 of all walk teams in our fund raising last year, demonstrating our strong committment to our Palm Springs community, and I predict a high finish for our effort again this year.
Your generous and much-needed donations really do make a difference! As your friend, relative, associate or neighbor, I can't tell you how deeply appreciated your decision to support my Walk fund-raising efforts is. From former Commanding Officers and squadron mates, to far-flung family members, you've all stepped up and gotten the job done!
Every donation, no matter the size, helps add up to a truly significant total amount. So please: dig deep, and give what you can. As a wise mentor once said to me: "Give until it hurts...just a little bit." I took his word seriously, and hope that you will do the same.