AIDS Walk New York 2007

May 20, 2007

AIDS Walk New York is the world’s largest AIDS fund raiser. Since 1986, this annual event has raised more than $90 million for research, treatment and support services.

This year I couldn’t participate as a walker, so I agreed to work as a sign-in volunteer. I reported to Central Park at 6:45 a.m. and spent the morning welcoming and signing in walkers, registering people who decided to join at the last minute, handling forms and gathering donations.

A substantial number of those who participated in the walk did so as members of teams (a team can be as small as two). Most teams are comprised of people who represent businesses, schools, religious affiliations or professional organizations, but many are groups of friends and family members who walk in memory of someone lost to AIDS.

Despite the intermittent rain, about 47,000 people walked the 10 kilometer route (a few collapsed just after crossing the finish line) and they raised a record breaking, astonishing total of $6,857,527.


Volunteer in sign-in tent
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Three volunteers
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A volunteer
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Volunteer
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Volunteers at work
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Two volunteers (one unofficial)
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Tie-dyed team
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Team Sikhs in America
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Team HAF: Tu Bienestar, Nuestra Mision
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Team Maria Davis: Mad Soul Runners Can’t Be Silenced
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Family team
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Team Latin Life Savers
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Team Sheryl
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Team Resurrect Auto Club
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Team In Loving Memory of Flor Zevallos
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Team P.S. 158 – Grades 3, 4, 5
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Team James Curley 1964 – 2005
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Team Vanegas Family
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Vivir La Vida: Anna Maria Colon Dec 3, 1944 – March 6, 1988
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Nellie’s Team February 11, 1959 – March 29, 2004
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Fraternity team crossing finish line with linked arms
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Walker with walker
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Official Web site of AIDS Walk New York

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