Thank you. Because of my generous and amazing friends I was able to raise $3,550.00 for AIDS Walk San Francisco, and for Team Project Open Hand. We gathered early on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Golden Gate Park to rally together against HIV/AIDS, to remember those we have lost to the disease, and to celebrate the triumphs and milestones we have reached. It was also a time to remember the leading HIV/AIDS experts who lost their lives in the crash of MH17. We walked with purpose. Mindfully, and joyously.
It feels really good to be one in 20,000 people who meet together with a common purpose. With the efforts of everyone who gave, the walk raised well over 2.3 million dollars.
During the opening ceremonies, representatives of some of the 40+ benefiting agencies made introductions and spoke a sentence or two about the work they are able to do as a direct result of the donations made:
The walk itself took about 2 hours, and I spent that time talking with one of the Project Open Hand volunteers. We were greeted by bellydancers, bands, singers, and drum corps... each offering encouragement and thanks for our work. At the end of the day, I was tired, but felt inspired by accomplishing the goal of raising money for organizations who work tirelessly to do good.
Again, thank you.
As another way to say thanks, I did a fundraising drawing for those that donated. For every $25.00 they gave, their name was entered into a drawing for a bunch of amazing prizes (which were donated by more incredible friends and businesses!)
Without further ado, here are the winners!
Schacht Sidekick and Fiber Pack
Pearl bird bracelet
Kollage hat pattern & yarn
Kollage fingerless mitts pattern & yarn
Kollage shawl pattern & yarn
Cascade 21 skein rainbow
Hand knit gloves
Really Clear digital pattern library
3 years Knitters magazine
Abacus Counter 1
Abacus Counter 2
Kaye & Sandy Luck
Oak ribbon sock blockers
Jasmine lace hat pattern 1
Jasmine lace hat pattern 2
Johnny's Sock Kit
Chiffon Arm Knit Scarf 1
Chiffon Arm Knit Scarf 2
Chiffon Arm Knit Scarf 3
Aymara Cowl Kit
Hand knit owl by Belinda Creech
Hand knit owl by Cee Cee Creech
$45 gift certificate Beesybee Fibers
The Knitster autographed book
5 skeins Rhichard Devrize yarn
The Embellished Sock autographed book
Again, thank you for your donations, and for allowing me to walk for you.