So the Phoenix AIDS Walk is behind me and I can proudly say I'm still able to stand. I honestly didn't know if I would be able to complete the walk considering I just had surgery repairing my broken leg less than two months ago. My doctor ordered me to take it easy and to avoid stairs and long distances. Well I didn't tell him about the walk I was planning on doing.
As usual the walk was such an amazing and empowering event. I ran into so many old friends and familiar faces that it felt like a family reunion. And it was great knowing that this event would benefit Aunt Rita's Foundation and many other AIDS Service organizations around the valley. I eventually got over the fact that I had to sacrifice my Sunday morning leisure time in order to be there.
Many people don't understand the fact that this is still a disease that affects many of us. My friend Wendy that walked with us just lost her uncle to AIDS related complications about a month ago. She walked in his honor.
It made me proud to see so many of my friends at this event volunteering and walking for such a phenomenal cause. I left the walk encouraged that there the battle against HIV/AIDS has not yielded. We have not surrendeded to this disease and their are many soldiers ready to keep the fight going.
If you would like to see pics from the AIDS Walk, please go here.